4.) Dorian Williams
The third round rookie linebacker was pushed into playing time this season due to the injuries that hit the linebacker room. Dorian Williams only has a small sample size of playing time this season, and while he was decent in Week 6 against the Giants, he has been going through growing pains recently.
In the Week 7 matchup against the Patriots, Williams only played in 35% of the defensive snaps to start the game before being benched for Tyrel Dodson who ultimately could not win the starting linebacker job against Terrel Bernard.
The linebacker core overall has a ton of work to fix with the absence of Matt Milano. Going into the second half of the season, Williams will need to step up when on defense and show that he can be a building factor for the Buffalo defense moving forward. Typically, a team’s first three round draft picks tend to be starters within a year or two and the time is ticking for Williams to compete.