Demario Davis of the Jets is a similar case for their team moving into the offseason. He blossomed this past year with Todd Bowles, leading the Jets with 133 tackles, and added 5 sacks. At only 29 years of age, Davis is in line for a long-term deal after playing on a 1 year contract this past season.
What makes Davis an intriguing option for the Bills, is that his skill-set is similar to Browns, he knows the division, and he would take away a defensive weapon from a divisional rival. While that may sound like a very Patriot thing to say, it doesn’t hurt his value with the Bills.
Davis has shown to be a better blitzer in the NFL than Brown. That asset could be a valuable difference as the Bills need to improve their pass rush. Davis, like Brown, is proven to be a reliable starter in he NFL. He’s played in all 16 games each year he’s been in the league.
I like the prospects of adding Davis, but due to the comparability he has with Brown. However, I would prefer the Bills stick with the younger Brown. If all else is mostly equal, why change players? The Bills have been telling us for years that the plan is to build this team thru the draft. While Brown wasn’t Beane’s draft pick, he would fit that mold as an internal option at relatively the same value as the external Davis.