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,60commentsThe rookie should contend to be the starting tight end for the BillsEDTShareTweetShareShareWhat draft analysts said about Buffalo Bills’ third-round pick TE Dawson KnoxBrian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsComing out of Ole Miss, new Buffalo Bills tight end, Dawson Knox, had hardly any production. With only 15 catches for 284 yards in his redshirt junior season and no touchdowns throughout his collegiate career, Knox was still one of the better tight ends in the 2019 NFL Draft and was even regarded as the fourth best prospect by some behind the trio of T.J. Hockenson, Noah Fant and Irv Smith Jr.Joe Marino of The Draft Network and Lance Zierlein of NFL.com have this to say about Knox:Joe MarinoLance ZierleinThe Bills took Knox right around the spot he was projected to go and some could argue that he fell a bit to 96th overall. With only Jason Croom and Tyler Kroft at the tight-end spot as pass catchers Infant Devin Singletary Jersey
, Knox has a legitimate shot to be a day-one starter with a big role in the Bills’ offense. Kroft hasn't had much production in the NFL, Croom is still a wild card and Jake Fisher’s role will likely come mainly as an extra blocker. When training camp comes around, I expect there to be a competition at tight end. A healthy scratch more often than not over the last two years, the 26-year-old OT will struggle to make the roster" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBuffalo Rumblingsa Buffalo Bills communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsBillsOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapFiled under:Opinion90 Players in 90 Days2019 Buffalo Bills scouting report: offensive tackle Conor McDermottNew,10commentsA healthy scratch more often than not over the last two years, the 26-year-old OT will struggle to make the rosterEDTShareTweetShareShare2019 Buffalo Bills scouting report: offensive tackle Conor McDermottTimothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY SportsThe Buffalo Bills have overhauled their offensive line over the last few months Devin Singletary Jersey Draft
, adding talent along the interior and exterior. Some of their newest additions are also versatile enough to play multiple positions, while others are potentially talented enough to force some of Buffalo’s returning linemen to other spots along the trenches.In our latest installment of “90 players in 90 days,” we profile one of Buffalo’s holdovers along the offensive line, a player plucked off the waiver wire who finds himself looking like an outsider in a new positional group.Name: Conor McDermottNumber: 68Position: OTHeight/Weight: 6’8” 305 lbs. Age: 26 (27 on 10/19/19)Experience/Draft: 3; drafted in the sixth round (211 overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft by the New England PatriotsCollege: UCLAAcquired: Claimed off waivers on 9/3/17Financial situation (per Spotrac): McDermott enters the third year of his four-year rookie contract signed with New England in 2017. That contract is worth a total of $2,535,018. All of his guarantees were paid out already Devin Singletary NFL Jersey
, so if Buffalo were to cut him, there would be zero dead cap charge as a result. If McDermott makes the squad this year, his cap hit will be $645,000.2018 Recap: McDermott played a grand total of 45 snaps last season over five games on the active roster. His snap split was nearly dead-even, as he played 22 snaps on offense and 23 snaps on special teams. The vast majority of those snaps came in Buffalo’s blowout victory over the Miami Dolphins in Week 17. In that contest, McDermott played 18 snaps on offense and ten snaps on special teams.Positional outlook: While McDermott was on the 53-man roster last season Devin Singletary NFL Draft
, he was a healthy scratch for the majority of the year. Since the 2018 season ended, Buffalo has re-signed tackle Jeremiah Sirles, added tackles LaAdrian Waddle and Ty Nsehke via free agency, and drafted tackle Cody Ford. They also signed undrafted free agents Blake Hance (released on 5/22) and Garrett McGhin. Incumbent starting left tackle Dion Dawkins, a former second-round draft choice, also returns. 2019 Offseason: Offseason activities (OTAs) began on May 20 Devin Singletary Buffalo Bills Jersey
, and Chris Brown noted the starting offensive line and the second-string offensive line. McDermott was not a part of either grouping.2019 Season outlook: For McDermott, the outlook is grim. Unless someone ahead of him is injured or plays very poorly, and he remains healthy and plays very well, he will most likely be looking elsewhere for work this season. With the resources that general manager Brandon Beane poured into the offensive line this spring, it’s hard to imagine McDermott showing well enough to remain with the team.