Bryan Bresee more than just an NFL Draft prospect for the Buffalo Bills

Bryan Bresee (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
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What is next for Bresee as we approach the NFL Draft?

In a draft where there are limited consensus first-round picks, and widely varying valuations on a large number of players, it is impossible to predict where Bresee will go. One team may see the injuries and value him late in the second round, while another team may see the talent and value him as one of the top defensive tackles in the draft early in round one.

Bresee is not a huge man, at 6’5” and 305 pounds, which makes his injury history perhaps a little more concerning. However, all of his injuries and personal issues are isolated and should not interfere with his future in the NFL despite making his projection a little more complicated.

Given all the complicating factors, if Bresee lives up to his immense potential, he will provide excellent value no matter where he is selected in the draft. Currently’s Lance Zierlein projects Bresee as a Round 2 selection on Friday night, however many mock drafts have him going in the back half of the first round and could be an option for the Buffalo Bills picking at 27th overall.

ESPN currently ranks him the fourth overall defensive tackle in this class (behind Jalen Carter, Calijah Kancey and Keeanu Benton). ESPN’s overall rank of 36 would also put him in the second round.

For a team such as the Buffalo Bills, picking late in the first round, and rumored to potentially consider trading back out of the first round altogether, Bresee is a tantalizing prospect. He is the type of player that the Buffalo community would rally around, and should he fulfill his potential his story would secure his place in a long line of players who have overcome immense adversity and cement him as a fan favorite.

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