3 reasons the Buffalo Bills need to add a defensive tackle early in NFL Draft

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The Buffalo Bills need to be better on the interior for this season and there are options in the NFL Draft

There were times last season when the Bills’ defensive line got killed. The most notable has to be from the playoff game versus the Bengals. Cincinnati’s offensive line was filled with backups who were blowing the Bills’ defensive line 5 yards off the line scrimmage. The Buffalo Bills also conceded some huge games on the ground to opposing running backs, which started with problems on the interior of the defensive line.

When Von Miller went down, the Bills seemed lost at applying pressure on opposing quarterbacks. A large reason for that was not getting any push on the pocket from the interior. Jordan Phillips either played hurt or didn’t play at all, and Ed Oliver was streaky.

DaQuan Jones was double-teamed nearly every play; which was his job as the 1-tech and he did it extremely well, but it limited his pass rush ability. An injection of youth and talent could greatly help the team in the interior and make the entire team and defense better as a whole.

Some realistic rookie defensive tackles that would be nice additions for the Bills in the 2023 NFL Draft are Bryan Bresee, Gervon Dexter, and Zacch Pickens.