Dawson Knox NFL Draft , who has experience starting at right guard and right tackle."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL DraftBuffalo Bills NFL Draft CoverageBuffalo Bills hosting G/T Nate Davis on pre-draft visitNew,5commentsBuffalo will meet with Davis, who has experience starting at right guard and right tackle. EDTShareTweetShareShareBuffalo Bills hosting G/T Nate Davis on pre-draft visitThe Buffalo Bills will use one of their 30 visits leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft to meet with University of North Carolina Charlotte guard/tackle Nate Davis. The visit was reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Davis showed well during the 2019 Senior Bowl. He earned an invitation following a 2018 season where he garnered second-team all-Conference USA honors at right tackle, despite a four-game suspension for undisclosed violations. The success at right tackle came after he spent his first three seasons in Charlotte as a right guard, starting 30 of a possible 31 games. A four-year starter, Davis anchored an offensive line that ranked fourth in Conference USA in rushing yards per game in league games (163 yards/game) last fall. Davis, a 6’3”, 311-lb offensive lineman who made 37 starts at Charlotte, is projected by NFLDraftScout.com as the eighth-ranked guard in the draft class. The site projects him as a fourth- or fifth-round selection. WalterFootball.com has Davis as the seventh-ranked offensive guard, projecting him to go between the third and fifth rounds. CBSsports.com has Davis as the 20th-ranked offensive lineman and 120th overall, roughly equal to a fourth-round draft pick. According to NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein, Davis “carries good power and outstanding foot quickness on a stout frame and has proven to be consistent and effective in a variety of blocking schemes. His footwork and body control help him square his targets into his power zone Dawson Knox Buffalo Bills Jersey , but a lack of arm length creates some inconsistencies in sustaining blocks. He has some flaws, but there doesn’t appear to be glaring holes to overcome his areas of strength and become a starting guard early in his career.” The Bills aren’t done shopping. We take a look at the team’s newest defensive end"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL Free AgencyAnalysisNotesAll-22 analysis: Buffalo Bills free-agent acquisition, defensive end Eli HaroldNew,21commentsThe Bills aren’t done shopping. We take a look at the team’s newest defensive endEDTShareTweetShareShareAll-22 analysis: Buffalo Bills free-agent acquisition, defensive end Eli HaroldI’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “There’s no rest for the wicked or the Buffalo Bills once free agency starts.” This year that old gem has certainly been accurate. This time, the Bills are working to shore up their line by signing defensive end Eli Harold. Formerly with the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions, Harold has four years of NFL experience at outside linebacker. Don’t let the position fool you, with the systems these teams used Harold was mainly performing the role of an end in Buffalo’s defense. Let’s take a look. Play 1Arguably, this should be the finale. Any time an outside linebacker/defensive end has two offensive lineman wedging him in it should be an easy victory for the offensive players. Now being fair to the 49ers, neither lineman initiated contact perfectly. Still, this is somewhat insane for Eli Harold to just drive through them. Harold’s strength and tenacity are off the charts for this play. Play 2If you look long enough Color Rush Dawson Knox Jersey , you’ll find a “wow” play for any player in the NFL. So is Harold consistently strong? Well he did this to Joe Staley all day long. Making this all the more incredible is that Harold is undersized for Buffalo’s defense. Per Pro Football Reference, at 243 lbs he’s about a dozen pounds lighter than Jerry Hughes. It’s closer to 20 compared to Eddie Yarbrough and Trent Murphy. And Shaq Lawson is 24 lbs heavier than Harold. The low point of attack helps, but the power still stands out. Play 3Harold attempts a couple techniques that aren’t “running through guys” on this play with mixed results. The initial quick step to the right shows some promise, but the cut-back and swim move are lacking. What appears to have gone awry is that Harold loses momentum and doesn’t drive into Staley. A swim move is intended to help skirt around an opponent in close quarters. The gap left by Harold allows Staley to keep his upper body and arms clean to follow up after the move. Play 4Harold suffered injuries to his shoulder and hip during the year. Both joints are crucial for generating power. The game against San Francisco came before both injuries. This game against the Los Angeles Rams came after Harold was put back into the lineup following the second injury. It did appear that injuries impacted his game to some degree, as Harold wasn’t winning his shoving contests as often as he did early in the season. As we see here, though, he still had his moments. Play 5We see a similar set of circumstances to Eli Harold’s attempt in Play 3. As above, the actual use of hands seems fine, but the gap Harold leaves between himself and the offensive linemen renders the hand fighting ineffective. Play 6Regular readers have probably seen my assertion that it’s fine for offensive lineman to “lose slowly.” Despite Harold’s strength most offensive linemen are still able to hold him off long enough to be called a “slow loss.” Sometimes this happens though. Harold had four sacks last year on only 183 snaps. That works out to about one every 46 snaps. This was his best year by volume and by far his best year for efficiency. Play 7In the games reviewed, Detroit seemed to want to avoid having Eli Harold in coverage. The 49ers weren’t so shy and asked him to work on shorter/medium routes like we see here. This is a fairly good representation of how it went on average. The difference in usage likely helps explain the sack-efficiency difference to some degree, but more than likely Harold will not be able to continue at a pace of one sack every 46 snaps. Play 8Eli Harold places his hand to the side of his opponent’s shoulder and tries to shove him aside. When that doesn’t work, some hand-fighting takes place. It’s not until Harold drives forward that he has any progress. Similar to the pair of plays above Youth Dawson Knox Jersey , by not leaning in to use the hand techniques the offensive lineman can hold their ground and deal with the hands. Play 9Here’s Eli Harold sacking Tom Brady. SummaryEli Harold has a high ceiling athletically, especially when it comes to strength. Despite his diminutive weight, a healthy Harold routinely shoves back offensive lineman. Harold still seems to be working on hand fighting and more finesse-based approaches, which would help his game-play drastically. With Lawson, Murphy, Yarbrough, and Hughes all ahead of Harold on the depth chart it will be an uphill battle for him to make an impression. On the other hand, Harold can line up on either side of the formation, adding value. Sean McDermott may also see Harold as part of a “big nickel” defense.