Corbin Bryant Defensive Grade Through Nine Games:
Corbin Bryant was tasked with the enormous duty of filling in for Marcell Dareus while he was suspended and injured. There were other players who rotated in as well like Leger Douzable, Adolphus Washington and Jerel Worthy, but only Worthy and Bryant are true defensive tackles like Marcell Dareus.
Bryant has performed below expectations and that’s why we gave him a “D+” grade. This season he has just five tackles and six assists. Unlike Dareus, he doesn’t command double teams and so this is not a situation where his stats aren’t showing up because of attention he commands from the offensive line.
Pro Football Focus ranks him as the 90th best interior defensive lineman with an overall grade of 43.8. He hasn’t shown to be particularly effective against the run (50.8 rating) or pass rushing (47.4 rating). In the notes that I take on each game, I could not find his name referenced once for making an outstanding play.
He has been invisible for most of the season and that trend should continue. He missed Monday’s game against the Seahawks with a shoulder injury and once Dareus is back, Bryant is the defensive lineman who will lose the most snaps. Bryant played well last season when Kyle Williams went down but this season filling in for Dareus he just hasn’t cut it.
On the next slide, we’ll grade out Bills rookie 3rd round draft pick Adolphus Washington.