Buffalo Bills: Predicting defensive depth chart before the 2023 NFL Draft

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Starters: Tyrel Dodson, Matt Milano

Backups: A.J. Klein*, Terrel Bernard, Baylon Spector, Tyler Matakevich

While the defensive line currently doesn’t look like there will be significant changes, the Buffalo Bills know they will have big changes at linebacker with Tremaine Edmunds no longer a member of this team. The former first round pick signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears and it will be up to Sean McDermott and the defensive coaching staff to find his replacement.

The Bills currently have three players under contract that will have a chance to be the starter with Tyrel Dodson, Terrel Bernard and Baylon Spector. While the hope would be that Bernard would win the job, the edge has to go to Tyrel Dodson.

However, the team reportedly is also going to be bringing back A.J. Klein, who is expected to sign a new deal this week. This is a good move as it gives the team experience at the position but also doesn’t restrict them from drafting a linebacker early in the 2023 NFL Draft if they believe one can make an impact.