Way too early look at the roster

The OTA's have started so now is as good of a time to start the way too early look at the 2023 Buffalo Bills Roster. I like to see it a bit differently. I break down the Locks, Near Locks, Good Shots, Long Shots, No Shots. To see how the roster will be built.

Note the one thing I do not account for here is trades, while in theory anyone could get traded I am assuming no trades even if trades are possible.

All NFL Teams have a 53 Man Roster

So lets start with the Locks

Total: 33 that leaves 20 roster spots more than half of the Roster is locked in, in my humble opinion. That is a nice spot to be in.

1) Josh Allen (QB)

2) Stefon Diggs (WR)

3) Gabe Davis (WR)

4) Khalil Shakir (WR)

5) Dawson Knox (TE)

6) Dalton Kincaid (TE)

7) James Cook (RB)

8) Dion Dawkins (OT)

9) Spencer Brown (OT)

10) Connor McGovern (OG)

11) Ryan Bates (OG)

12) O'Cyrus Torrence (OG)

13) Mitch Morse (OC)

14) DaQuan Jones (DT)

15) Tim Settle (DT)

16) Ed Oliver (DT)

17) Poona Ford (DT)

18) Jordan Phillips (DT)

19) Von Miller (DE)

20) Greg Rousseau (DE)

21) Matt Milano (LB)

22) Terrel Bernard (LB)

23) Dorian Williams (LB)

24) Tre White (CB)

25) Taron Johnson (CB)

26) Kaiir Elam (CB)

27) Christian Benford (CB)

28) Taylor Rapp (S)

29) Micah Hyde (S)

30) Jordan Poyer (S)

31) Reid Ferguson (LS)

32) Tyler Bass (K)

33) Sam Martin (P)

Near Locks

Total: 16 near locks bringing out total up to 49 players this leaves 4 spots

1) Deonte Harty (WR)

2) Trent Sherfield (WR)

3) Siran Neal (S)

4) Damar Hamlin (S)

5) David Quessenberry (OT)

6) Nyheim Hines (RB)

7) Damien Harris (RB)

8) Kyle Allen (QB)

9) A.J. Klein (LB)

10) Terrell Dodson (LB)

11) Tyler Matakevich (LB - Special Teams)

12) Ike Boettger (OG)

13) Reggie Gilliam (FB)

14) A.J. Epenesa (DE)

15) Carlos Basham (DE)

16) Dane Jackson (CB)

Good Shots (these guys could get one of the 4 spots remaining, or could knock a near lock off the roster)

Total - 13 - clearly more players than can make the final roster.

1) Justin Shorter (WR)

2) Latavius Murray (RB)

3) Matt Barkley (QB) - Note 100% dependent on the new 3rd QB rule and how Buffalo wants to run with it

4) Shane Ray (DE)

5) Tommy Doyle (OT)

6) David Edwards (OG)

7) Nick Broeker (OG/OT)

8) Ryan Van Demark (OT)

9) Shaq Lawson (DE)

10) Jonathan Kingsley (DE)

11) Cam Lewis (DB)

12) Alex Austin (CB)

13) Baylon Spector (LB)

Long Shots - Guys here are really more Practice Squad Candidates

Total - 9

1) Greg Mancz (C)

2) Ja'Marcus Ingram (CB)

3) Brandin Bryant (DT)

4) DJ Dale (DT)

5) Eli Ankou (DT)

6) Dean Marlow (S)

7) Richard Gouraige (OT)

8) Quintin Morris (TE)

9) Zach Davidson (TE)

Not really going into anyone else because I believe they have no shot.

This is a well built roster overall. Now it's time to fine tune it.

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