Buffalo Bills: One question each rookie needs to answer in training camp
Can Carlos Basham Jr. play inside at defensive tackle?
The next player is Carlos Basham Jr. out of Wake Forest, who the Buffalo Bills selected in the second round. While Carlos Basham Jr. plays the same position as Rousseau, he may have a different path to playing time.
The former Demon Deacon pass rusher is different than Rousseau in that he is shorter (6’3″) but stockier (281 pounds) and has a great deal of experience at the college level. He played in 42 games over four years at Wake Forest and has 19.5 sacks and 35.5 tackles for a loss during that stretch.
Outside of Ed Oliver, the Bills don’t have much pass rush on the interior of the defensive line so this could be an opportunity for someone like Carlos Basham Jr. to fill that role. On passing downs, he could line up next to Oliver and give the Bills a pretty dominant interior pass rush.