4 non-WR prospects who could help Bills dominate 2024 NFL Draft's first round

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Laiatu Latu

There was a stretch from 2019 to 2021 that the Bills used four picks in the first or second round of the NFL Draft on the defensive line. The success rate has looked much better after this past season with the improvements from A.J. Epenesa, Ed Oliver, and Greg Rousseau.

Even though they have invested a lot of draft capital in this part of the roster, Laiatu Latu might be the one player that the Buffalo Bills couldn't pass up drafting, even if it means missing out on a wide receiver like Adonai Mitchell or Troy Franklin. The former UCLA pass rusher is that good and he would be a difference maker for the defense.

Over the past two seasons with the Bruins, Latu had 23.5 sacks and 34.5 tackles for a loss. He also scored well with a 9.33 RAS primarily due to his speed and agility grades.

The Buffalo Bills also seem to be interested in Latu as they have a visit scheduled with him this week, according to Ian Rapoport. Adding him to a group that includes Rousseau, Epenesa, Von Miller and free agent signing Casey Toohill could be a great addition both for this season and in the future.