5 Buffalo Bills who could make their first career Pro Bowl this season

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Greg Rousseau

Last year, Greg Rousseau had a promising rookie season where he started every game for the Buffalo Bills at defensive end. This was impressive considering he wasn’t necessarily viewed as a player who was ready to step in and contribute on a full-time basis right away.

Rousseau would finish his rookie season with 50 total tackles, four sacks, and one interception but watching him play it was clear there is room to grow for the former first round pick. One area that he can improve is just having week-to-week consistency as he saw his sack totals significantly drop in the second half of the season. This is something that Leslie Frazier hopes to see improve from Rousseau, along with the other young defensive end this season.

In addition to Rousseau taking that next step, the addition of Von Miller should also help take some pressure off him on the field. It should give him the opportunity to get more winnable matchups and hopefully result in more pressures and sacks in his second season.

If there is one hurdle that could keep Rousseau from making the Pro Bowl is that the Buffalo Bills spread out snaps across multiple defensive ends and over the past few seasons the most a defensive end plays in this defense is around 50%.

The lack of playing time could restrict Rousseau from producing some of those top sack totals to earn a roster spot but if he is able to reach double-digit sacks he should have a good chance at his first Pro Bowl.