Buffalo Bills 2021 NFL Draft: 4 positions to avoid in first round

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 15: Defensive tackle Ed Oliver #91 of the Buffalo Bills breaks from the line against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Bills 32-30. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 15: Defensive tackle Ed Oliver #91 of the Buffalo Bills breaks from the line against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Bills 32-30. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Defensive Tackle

The defensive tackle is a position that the Buffalo Bills could address with an eye towards the future. The Bills have some good depth with Vernon Butler, Justin Zimmer, and Harrison Phillips behind Ed Oliver and Star Lotulelei but there are questions past this upcoming season.

Zimmer, Butler, and Phillips are all entering the final year of their contracts while the Bills could release Lotulelei after this season with a dead cap hit of just over $5 million.

While the Buffalo Bills are likely to address this position at some point, there just isn’t enough top-end talent to justify using a first round pick on a defensive tackle. The team will likely be looking for a one-tech in the NFL Draft and those are players that can be found in the middle rounds.