Last year, the Bills signed All Pro pass rusher Von Miller in a move that looked to put this team over the top. With Miller on board, this defense looked to be a completely different beast. He’s a true game changer.
However, when Miller went down, the Bills’ pass rush went from potentially-elite to almost non-existent and inconsistent at best. The Bills clearly need to find another edge rusher to compliment Miller, as this is another position Beane has yet to find a real game-wrecker at. The Bills have guys like AJ Epenesa and Gregory Rousseau, but neither one have proven to be able to take over when needed.
Because the Bills continue to lack another top-tier pass rusher, they go with Ohio State’s Zach Harrison here in the second round. This pick may worry some fans, mostly because Harrison is one of those players with tremendous ceiling, yet hasn’t been able to fully hit that ceiling just yet.
At 6-foot-5 and 272lbs, Harrison offers great size and is an explosive pass rusher. Most of his inconsistencies can be attributed to the mental aspect of the game. If he gets the right coaching and sets his mind to becoming a dominant pass rusher, Harrison can absolutely do that. Last year with the Buckeyes, Harrison tallied 3.5 sacks and 8.0 tackles for loss.