Buffalo Bills: Biggest ripple effects from 2023 NFL Draft picks

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Ripple effects from Buffalo Bills’ 2023 NFL Draft picks: Tyrel Dodson likely becomes a reserve

Free agency began, this year, with the Bills losing out on stud linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who left Buffalo to sign with the Chicago Bears. From there, the Bills didn’t make any additional moves to try and replace Edmunds.

Instead, it was assumed that, for now, the younger veteran Tyrel Dodson had a real shot to take over Edmunds’ spot. Buffalo re-signed Dodson to a 1-year deal, giving him an opportunity to do so.

But, in the third round this year, Buffalo selected Tulane linebacker Dorian Williams. There is going to be a strong likelihood of Williams taking over Edmunds’ starting position and keeping Dodson on the bench.

This kid, Williams, comes into the league having put up some monstrous production in college. Just last season, he tallied a whopping 132 tackles, including 8.5 for a loss and 5.0 sacks. He also defended seven passes, forced two fumbles and came up with a couple of picks. There is no arguing the production, but Williams brings some exciting traits.

As one of the faster linebackers in the draft and someone who plays downhill, Williams has a legit chance to start next to Matt Milano, thus placing Dodson back into his reserve role.