4 defensive tackles the Buffalo Bills should monitor at 2023 NFL Combine

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Calijah Kancey

The former University of Pittsburgh defensive tackle is one that should test very well at the NFL Combine as he is one of the more athletic defensive tackles in this draft class. He is undersized at only 280 pounds but is very quick and able to pressure the quarterback with 14.5 sacks over the past two seasons.

He is an interesting player for the Buffalo Bills because he has drawn comparisons to a player already on the roster. Daniel Jeremiah recently compared Kancey to Ed Oliver, who was the ninth overall pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Oliver is entering the final year of his rookie contract and it might make sense for the team to plan for his potential replacement. Kancey certainly could fill the role of Oliver but would be a great player to rotate with Oliver if the team is able to reach a long-term deal with their former first round pick.