Ranking the best options for Buffalo Bills at pick 33 in 2024 NFL Draft

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3. Jer'Zhan Newton, DT (Illinois)

The Buffalo Bills have always wanted depth at defensive tackle and while they have a good group at the one-tech with DaQuan Jones and Austin Johnson, it makes sense for them to add a player to pair with Ed Oliver. That player would be Jer'Zhan Newton out of Illinois, who is one of the best defensive tackles in this year's class.

Over the past two seasons with Illinois, Newton had 13 sacks and 22.5 tackles for a loss and the scouting report on NFL.com projected him going somewhere between Round 1 and Round 2. The scouting report describes Newton as:

"His skill level and athleticism should create additional playmaking opportunities for him as a three-down 3-technique with early starting potential."

The question the Buffalo Bills will need to answer is if it makes sense to add a player that theoretically could play roughly 50% of the snaps with Ed Oliver already on the roster. These two certainly could play alongside each other and Oliver has shown at times that he can do the job as a one-tech but that is not where he is best.