How do you win in the National Football League? The concept seems simple, build the trenches. The Buffalo Bills did exactly that with their first three picks in the NFL Draft.
Offensive Line was a question mark heading into Free Agency. Were the Bills going to be able to sign Daryl Williams back or let him walk? Because of that train of thought, I started scouting Offensive Line prospects early. One jumped out on screen like a bat out of Hell.
A converted Tight End who moved to Right Tackle and can play on the left side if given the chance. Say his name Bills Mafia, he’s your future Right Tackle for the next decade. Protecting Josh Allen and destroying any pass rusher that Miami throws his way. (Calling you out Jaelan Phillips).
Say his name Bills Mafia, it’s Spencer Brown and he’s that dude.
Spencer Brown out of Northern Iowa is 6’8″ and 314 pounds, but don’t be fooled Bills Mafia; he’s an athlete. If you’re into RAS scores check out his below.
He has elite athleticism, as can be seen in the clips below. He constantly looks to punish defenders and drive them into the dirt. Brown has quick hands and uses them for a quick punch to knock back a defender.
Watch as Brown goes from sideline to sideline to help set up this screen. He’s full steam ahead ready to hit someone. He has no fear of getting dirty and laying the hammer down.
Watching Brown pull should warm the hearts of Bills Mafia. Using a concept like this could hide the weaknesses in the middle of the line.
There are only a few things that stand out to me about Brown as negatives. His quick punch move could be exploited with a strong pull move in the NFL, knocking him off balance and leaving Allen for a free rusher.
He also needs to clean up his footwork. There are some inconsistencies in that aspect, but this doesn’t worry me knowing he isn’t expected to play right away.
I’m not saying Spencer Brown is your day one starter. But what I will say is next year Williams has an easy out in his contract. Depending on the development of Brown’s game, he will be the starter heading into 2022.
Spencer Brown just solidified one of the bookends to protect Josh Allen for the next decade in Western New York.
Say his name Bills Mafia, Brandon Beane just drafted an All-Pro in the third round.