Dion Dawkins takes on a new role in a new offensive line

June 12, 2019 07:50 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Bills offensive line has undergone some massive changes during the McDermott era and no one knows that better than the third-year tackle Dion Dawkins. 

Dawkins was drafted by Buffalo in 2017 and was the fresh face behind Cordy Glenn in the rotation, but in his second year, Dawkins became a starter and had to suddenly become a leader in the offensive line room after the Bills traded Glenn and lost key pieces like Richie Incognito and Eric Wood.


"It was definitely more difficult than I expected," says Dawkins. "Definitely took a hit, I'm just catching up, I'm just getting back on my feet and taking it extremely slower."

Dawkins is the most tenured starter on the Bills offensive line, but now the third-year pro has some help on the leadership end.

Free agent signings like Mitch Morse and Jon Feliciano are allowing Dawkins to refocus 

"The o-line room is totally different, but there's a lot of years of experience," adds Dawkins. "It feels like a veteran room, keep taking it one step at a time and keep growing."

The Bills offensive line has been working very hard on their chemistry off the field too. Dawkins said that bowling has become a big part of their bonding.

He and Feliciano are even taking it to the next level by ordering their own bowling balls and everything. 


Breland Moore

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