These three defensive tackles stood out at the NFL Combine and should be moving up the Buffalo Bills draft board
On Saturday, the focus at the NFL Combine was on the front seven on the defensive side of the ball with defensive linemen and linebackers on the field inside Lucas Oil Stadium. The defensive line is something that the Bills have invested high draft capital in over the past few seasons.
It started in 2019 when the Bills drafted Ed Oliver with the ninth overall pick in the NFL Draft. They would follow it up by drafting A.J. Epenesa in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. This past year they used both a first and second round pick on this part of the team with the selections of Greg Rousseau and Boogie Basham.
While most of the focus has been on rushing the passer with these selections, this year general manager Brandon Beane should be looking for a run-stuffing defensive tackle. The Bills do still have Star Lotulelei under contract but it remains to be seen how much he can give at this stage in his career and there is a chance he could be released this offseason.
The Bills also have Harrison Phillips, who was the best one-technique tackle they had last year, set to be a free agent. He is joined by Vernon Butler and Justin Zimmer as free agents this offseason.
This position has plenty of moving parts but these are three players who should be on the Buffalo Bills radar entering the NFL Draft next month.