6 Buffalo Bills on defense to watch in Week 1 against the LA Rams

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One player that could benefit the most from Von Miller is second-year defensive end Greg Rousseau. The Bills first round pick in 2021 had a promising rookie season where he started every game and finished the year with four sacks, 10 QB hits, and eight tackles for a loss.

Rousseau not only will have the benefit of having Miller on the field to take some of the attention but has also been getting tips and coaching during practices that should only help speed up the development process for him entering his second season.

Similar to Von Miller, it will be interesting to see if the coaching staff keeps Rousseau on one side of the line or rotates him to both sides. Last year, the Bills didn’t move defensive ends from end to end and Rousseau was primarily going against right tackles with Jerry Hughes primarily on the other end.

If the Bills move Miller and Rousseau around, it could create some confusion and give teams different looks that force them to adjust.