Buffalo Bills: 4 players to watch during mandatory minicamp

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 08: Star Lotulelei #98 of the Buffalo Bills is introduced before an NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at New Era Field on December 08, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 08: Star Lotulelei #98 of the Buffalo Bills is introduced before an NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at New Era Field on December 08, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) /
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A.J. Epenesa

One player who has been at voluntary OTAs over the past few weeks and is making an impact is A.J. Epenesa. The defensive end was a second round pick last year by the Bills but had a relatively quiet rookie season with only one sack in 14 games.

A big change this offseason has been Epenesa’s weight and strength after he cut significant weight entering last season. He has put some of that weight back on and is playing much stronger as Dion Dawkins talked about after practice last week.

He also is making plays in practice and this week was involved in the first skirmish of the summer. On one play, he intercepted Josh Allen and returned it for a touchdown which Jon Feliciano took offense and after Epenesa threw the football at him, a fight broke out.

While the fight garnered headlines, the fact that Epenesa keeps making plays should be the focus and could signal the start of a breakout season for him.