4 realistic free agent defensive tackles the Buffalo Bills could target in 2023

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Greg Gaines

The Los Angeles Rams have one of the best defensive tackles in the history of the NFL in Aaron Donald but the player right next to him, Greg Gaines, is a good player in his own right. He was a fourth round pick by the Rams in the 2019 NFL Draft but it wasn’t until the past two seasons that he stepped in as a starter, with 25 starts over that span.

Gaines primarily is a good run-stopper but also brings pass rush ability with 8.5 sacks and 19 QB hits in the past two seasons. This past season, Gaines played with a bicep injury that he suffered in training camp which he recently had surgery to repair, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The biggest question for Gaines will be whether or not he can be as productive without playing alongside Aaron Donald, who rightfully so gets a lot of attention from opposing offenses. For the Buffalo Bills, he is a younger player that could be a long-term starter at the position that could be a great fit on the interior of the line.