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Buffalo Bills: 4 Florida State prospects to target in 2021 NFL Draft

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08: Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane watches warm ups before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Buffalo defeats New York 17-16. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 08: Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane watches warm ups before the game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Buffalo defeats New York 17-16. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /
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TALLAHASSEE, FL – AUGUST 31: Defensive Tackle Marvin Wilson #21 of the Florida State Seminoles during the game against the Boise State Broncos at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on August 31, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida. Boise State defeated Florida State 36 to 31. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
TALLAHASSEE, FL – AUGUST 31: Defensive Tackle Marvin Wilson #21 of the Florida State Seminoles during the game against the Boise State Broncos at Doak Campbell Stadium on Bobby Bowden Field on August 31, 2019 in Tallahassee, Florida. Boise State defeated Florida State 36 to 31. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

The next Seminole to break down is interior defensive lineman Marvin Wilson and he’s interesting for a couple of reasons. Firstly, Wilson was an extremely productive and disruptive defensive tackle during his sophomore and junior seasons at Florida State, but he took a big step back this past season. Wilson had 4 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in his sophomore year and recorded 8.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks his junior year.

However, this past year in 2020, Wilson regressed to only 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack. Albeit, he did only play 6 games this past year. What makes the evaluation for Wilson so intriguing from the Bills’ perspective is that Wilson’s production regressed when Florida State switched to a three-down lineman front. The Buffalo Bills use a four-down lineman front, so the regression in production may not scare them too much.

With Star Lotulelei expected to return to play in 2021, the Bills are less desperate for a 1-tech defensive tackle in the upcoming draft. At 6’5″ and 305 pounds, Wilson is probably better suited to play the 3-tech, but his play strength at the collegiate level was undeniable and could earn him some looks as a 1-tech.

If Wilson didn’t regress so much in terms of production this past season he could’ve been a day one selection, but now it is much more likely we see Wilson taken off the board on day two.