6 questions for the Buffalo Bills at the start of training camp
How different will the defensive end position be in 2022?
The Buffalo Bills made notable changes at the defensive end position this offseason by not only signing Von Miller to a six-year extension but also seeing long-time veteran Jerry Hughes leave in free agency, along with Mario Addison who led the team in sacks each of the past two years.
The Bills like to have depth at this position because of the frequency that they rotate players through during the course of the game. They certainly have that with Miller joining a trio of young draft picks in Greg Rousseau, Boogie Basham, and A.J. Epenesa with the fifth player being Shaq Lawson, who was a former first round pick by Buffalo in 2016.
This year the Buffalo Bills not only have to figure out which players they want to rotate at the position but they also have some versatility with the players they have. In the past, Jerry Hughes played only one side and that forced the other defensive ends into a particular side.
However, with a player like Von Miller the coaching staff can line him up really on either end of the line to create some advantages which now gives some flexibility at the position. Last month, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier confirmed this when he said that the team envisions him playing both.
5 position battles on defense to watch during Buffalo Bills training camp
The Buffalo Bills had the best defense in last year but they are hoping to be even better and these are five position battles that could determine that.
It will be interesting to see what different formations and looks the coaching staff is able to utilize with the talent they have at the position.