Safety: Micah Hyde, Jordan Poyer, Taylor Rapp, Damar Hamlin (4)
The dynamic duo of Hyde and Poyer is finally back together on the field since September of last season when Hyde suffered a season-ending neck injury. When these two are on the field together, the Bills defense plays with force and causes havoc for opposing offenses.
The moment Damar Hamlin steps onto the field in week one, he will automatically be a candidate for comeback player of the year. Hamlin also showed that he can make an impact, playing in 13 games last season once Hyde went out of the season. He will be looking to be an extra body in the secondary who can help cover the deep throws. Taylor Rapp is arguably a steal in free agency as he is a tackling machine, and can also play at linebacker if needed.
The safety position for the Bills is fully healthy and now it is time to rock and roll. It’s quite simple for the Bills defense. Stop the run, and make the quarterback win by throwing into this secondary that has dominated the NFL with Hyde and Poyer since they joined the Bills in 2017.
Special teams: Tyler Bass, Sam Martin, Reid Ferguson
Bass and Martin both received contract extensions this season and Ferguson is one of the longest tenured Bills’ players on the roster. This, just like the quarterback room, is easily predictable.