5 players Buffalo Bills could draft in 2023 NFL Draft to be starters in 2024

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Similar to defensive tackle, the defensive end position for the Buffalo Bills presently looks to be unchanged from last year’s team with Shaq Lawson returning on a one-year deal with Von Miller, Greg Rousseau, A.J. Epenesa, and Boogie Basham still under contract.

However, Lawson and Epenesa are set to be free agents after the season and Boogie Basham is a question mark entering Year 3. If Basham doesn’t take the next step, he could be moved or released next offseason.

A player like Zach Harrison could make perfect sense for the Buffalo Bills for a player that has huge upside but has never really been able to reach that during his time at Ohio State. He is a long defensive end similar to Greg Rousseau at 6’6″ and 274 pounds but has never had more than 3.5 sacks in a season.

He likely would be a player to target in the third round or on Day 3. If he is still available it could be a good pick as he can have time to learn from Von Miller and Greg Rousseau and move into a spot in the rotation in 2024 in place of Lawson or Epenesa.