Buffalo Bills: Ranking the 2023 NFL Draft class by first-year impact

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Number 3: Dorian Williams

The Buffalo Bills have a big looming question at middle linebacker with the departure of Tremaine Edmunds. They have a number of potential options but no clear favorite at this point.

The team would draft Dorian Williams in the third round out of Tulane and the initial thought was he would be involved in that competition alongside Tyrel Dodson, Terrel Bernard, Baylon Spector, and veteran A.J. Klein.

However, general manager Brandon Beane seemed to temper expectations shortly after the NFL Draft. He said after the NFL Draft that he may factor into the competition but he likely will begin as an outside linebacker, according to WGR550's Sal Capaccio.

If this is the case, it certainly limits what he can do on defense but he should be a key part of the special teams and that is where most of his impact will be as a rookie.