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Depth issues at tackle

Offensive tackle and quarterback are the Bills' biggest offseason issues. They aren't saying what direction they're leaning in the draft, but the surprise retirement of right tackle Brad Butler might have forced the team's hand.

His departure leaves the team very thin at tackle. Demetrius Bell, Jamon Meredith, Jonathan Scott and street free agent Jason Watkins are left on the depth chart, but none of them are NFL-quality starters. Bell might be eventually, but he's still raw. He's also coming off a torn ACL that might keep him sidelined into training camp.

My thoughts on what the Bills should do in the draft have not changed since the season ended. Their quarterback situation is a mess, but unless they address their offensive line this offense isn't going improve much.

So if Russell Okung or Anthony Davis are sitting there, the Bills should waste a second in taking one of them with the ninth pick. They may have to use their first two picks on tackles.

---Allen Wilson


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