ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Offensive tackle could be one of the positions the Bills target in the first round of the NFL Draft next week. Center Eric Wood says, even if it isn’t in the first round, he expects to see some more players come in to compete for spots.
“We don’t have a ton of depth on the offense line right now. I should say, we don’t have a ton of numbers. So we’re going to bring in some guys,” said Wood. “I don’t know what round that would be, or if they’d be free agents, but we’re going to bring in some people and hopefully they’re going to come in and compete.”
The Bills started Erik Pears at right tackle last season. He is still under contract, but his backup, Chris Hairston, is a question mark after missing all of last year. The Bills also signed Chris Williams as a free agent to compete for the starting job at left guard this season.
Some of the potential first-round prospects at right tackle include Auburn’s Greg Robinson, Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews, Michigan’s Taylor Lewan, and Notre Dame’s Zack Martin.