Buffalo Bills: 14 players to watch on Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft

Dec 21, 2019; Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; San Diego State Aztecs cornerback Darren Hall (23) scores on a 20-yard fumble recovery in the fourth quarter against the Central Michigan Chippewas during the New Mexico Bowl at Dreamstyle Stadium. San Diego State defeated Central Michigan 48-11. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 21, 2019; Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; San Diego State Aztecs cornerback Darren Hall (23) scores on a 20-yard fumble recovery in the fourth quarter against the Central Michigan Chippewas during the New Mexico Bowl at Dreamstyle Stadium. San Diego State defeated Central Michigan 48-11. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 8, 2018; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Tedarrell Slaton (56) and defensive lineman Jachai Polite (99) talk during the first quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Defensive Tackle

Players to Watch: Tyler Shelvin, Tedarrell Slaton, Bobby Brown III

The Buffalo Bills should be looking for the eventual replacement for starting one-tech defensive tackle Star Lotulelei. Fortunately for them, there are a number of players on Day 3 who could be the answer here.

The player who should be at the top of their board should be Tyler Shelvin out of LSU. He is a player that has been connected often to the Bills because he addresses their need very well. Shelvin is a big defensive tackle at 6’2″ and 350 pounds that can clog running lanes in the middle of the field.

Another player to watch is Tedarrell Slaton out of the University of Florida. He is a huge run-stuffing tackle at 6’5″ and 340 pounds that could rotate with Lotulelei as a rookie and be the eventual starter in his second season.

Another defensive tackle that could address the need is Bobby Brown III out of Texas A&M. He is slightly smaller than Slaton but is still a run-stuffing defensive tackle at 6’4″ and 325 pounds. However, Brown brings a little bit more pass rush than Slaton and did finish last year with 5.5 sacks in 10 games.