Bills fans should celebrate the Seahawks drafting Byron Murphy II

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The 2024 NFL Draft was off to a historic start with the first 14 picks being offensive players before the Indianapolis Colts selected Laiatu Latu. The defensive end from UCLA was a player that the Bills had a Top 30 visit with earlier this month and would have probably been interested if he was available when it was their turn to pick.

Another player that surprisingly was falling down the first round was defensive tackle Byron Murphy II out of Texas. He was another player that was considered to be one of the best players available, particularly on the defensive side of the ball, in this draft class.

If he would have fallen down to the Buffalo Bills, this would have been a no-brainer pick and would have been an immediate boost to the position. However, it was unlikely he would have made it that far with a division rival set to pick ahead of them.

Bills fans should be celebrating Byron Murphy II not getting to the Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins lost a big part of their defense this offseason when Christian Wilkins signed a monster free agent contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. There is a big hole now in the middle of their defensive line and Murphy would have been a great replacement.

He is not necessarily the same player as Wilkins but is a disruptive force at the position and on the scouting report on drew comparisons to current Bills' defensive tackle Ed Oliver.

Unfortunately, there are still some good defensive tackles available and one player to watch when the Dolphins are on the clock at 21 is Jer'Zhan Newton out of Illinois. However, there is not a guarantee that Newton will even be available with the Rams set to pick at 19th overall.