Round 2: Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State
The Bills defense is incredibly tough against the pass and their ability to get after the quarterback is a big reason why. As a team, they have 37 sacks with Jordan Phillips leading the way with 7.5. The big defensive tackle has been a steal for Buffalo ever since they claimed him in 2018 after the Miami Dolphins waived him.
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Next to Phillips is Ed Oliver, and he too has been able to generate pressure from the interior. On the season, the rookie has five sacks and is just behind defensive end Shaq Lawson who has 5.5. As good as these players have been, the Bills could be even better on defense if they were able to land one more young edge rusher.
That leads to them selecting Boise State’s Curtis Weaver with their second pick in this draft. As a freshman, Weaver racked up 11 sacks and followed that up with 9.5 the following season. So far in 2019, he has 13.5 while also recording an interception and deflecting three passes.
Weaver excels when it comes to getting off the line at the snap and can explode into backfields because of it. There’s some work to be done with his technique but the motor never stops. There’s a lot of potential with him and lining up with an already tough defensive line will only help him develop into the player Buffalo needs him to be.