6 things to know about new Bills OL Nick Broeker
Here are six things to know about new Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Nick Broeker, the team’s seventh-round pick at the 2023 NFL draft.
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Broeker is an ironman on the offensive line.
At Ole Miss, he appeared in more than 40 total games. He never once missed an outing due to injury.
Pro Football Focus graded him a 65.2 overall mark in 2022, for what it’s worth. He did not allow a single sack last year as well.
Here’s the most-interesting thing you’ll find out about Broeker: His Snickers wrapper routine.
According to Broeker, when he was younger he dropped 40 points in a basketball game when he put one of the candy bar wrappers in his sock. The routine stuck.
Broeker explained the superstition in the WKBW-TV clip below:
Newly selected Bills offensive lineman Nick Broeker plays every game with a @SNICKERS wrapper in his left sock. Thank you @JaySkurski for asking this important question #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/lJgxxUW0Ll
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) April 29, 2023
Speaking of hoops
The big man could play some basketball before committing to the gridiron. Check out Broeker dunking in his Instagram post below:
Where can't he play?
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Without a doubt, the Bills would have loved Broeker’s durability and versatility. On the latter, he told The Draft Network prior to the 2023 draft that he can lineup at all five spots on the O-line. He mostly has at left tackle and guard, but all five is impressive from Broeker.
Bills-inspired award winner
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Legendary Bills offensive lineman Kent Hull, a two-time All-Pro, played in Buffalo from 1986-1996. A former Mississippi State player, Hull has an award named after him which is presented annually to the top collegiate offensive lineman in the state of Mississippi.
Broeker won the Kent Hull Award in 2022.
Interest from other teams
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Despite falling to the seventh round, there was interest in Broeker from around the NFL. Per Bengals Wire and Titans Wire, those respective teams met with Broeker prior to the draft.