Buffalo Bills: 3 bold predictions for defense entering the 2023 season

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Micah Hyde records 5 or more interceptions

When the Bills lost Micah Hyde in week two last season against the Tennessee Titans, the backend of the defense lost leadership and a ballhawk who went from one point to the other without people realizing.

Hyde suffered a neck injury that benched him for the rest of the season but was on pace to be ready to potentially come back last year to the AFC championship game if the Bills were able to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals. Not only does the addition of Hyde make a defensive back group stronger, but for the first time since November of 2021, Hyde will be on the field with both Jordan Poyer and Tre’Davious White. 

In Hyde’s first season with the Bills, and his last season he played in before his neck injury, he recorded five interceptions in each of those seasons and it could very well happen again in 2023. It will come down to the pressure that the defensive line creates to force throws that will put Hyde and the rest of the secondary in a position to turn the ball over.