In the aftermath of Kyle Williams’s retirement
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following the 2018 season Youth Andre Reed Jersey , it’s up to the Buffalo Bills front office to decide how best to replace the team’s long-time defensive tackle. With the 2019 NFL Draft seeming to offer a plethora of options at the position, they may come to the conclusion that drafting a rookie offers the best path forward in that regard. If so, here are some of the players general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott will be evaluating this spring.Tier IQuinnen Williams (Alabama) Ed Oliver (Houston)Rashan Gary (Michigan)Bursting onto the scene as a sophomore, Williams isn’t your typical Alabama defensive tackle. Instead of being a big, strong immovable object—he’s small, cat-quick, and nimble. Best of all Ed Oliver Buffalo Bills Jersey , he’s quite young, so he ceiling is high. Oliver went into the season as an unquestioned top-five pick, but he seems to have lost some of his luster after apparently clashing with his head coach. Talent-wise, nothing has changed. He’s still amazingly athletic and strong for his size. Used as a defensive end at Michigan, Gary’s size and 眉ber-athleticism are best-utilized along the interior of the defensive line. However, any team that drafts him for that role will need to be patient.Tier IIJeffrey Simmons (Mississippi State)Dre’Mont Jones (Ohio State) Christian Wilkins (Clemson)Simmons loves controlling lineman with his long arms and he has the upper-body strength to push guards into the lap of quarterbacks. He finds himself on the ground far too much, though Buffalo Bills Jersey 2019 , possibly because he has a tendency to drop his head. Outside of the players in the first tier, Jones has the highest ceiling as a pass rusher of any player on this list. This is despite the fact that he plays far too upright at the snap. Clemson’s Wilkins has the opposite problem, he needs to prove he can hold at the point of attack and not get run over by double-teaming guards and centers.Tier IIIDexter Lawrence (Clemson)Jerry Tillery (Notre Dame)Khalen Saunders (Western Illinois)Gerald Willis (Miami-Florida)Lawrence garnered first-round praise his rookie season, but injuries and his ballooning size have slowed down his stock. At the very least, he looks like a dominant nose tackle at the next level. Tillery’s second and third steps out of his stance are fantastic, and you have to love his technical refinement, but his upside as an athlete is limited. Anyone who watched the Senior Bowl knows of Saunders. His squat build gives him natural leverage on the inside and he’s not afraid to bust out a toolbox of moves when it comes to pressuring the quarterback. Willis’s off-the-field concerns might scare away some teams Color Rush Ed Oliver Jersey , and he needs additional development, but if a team is willing to take a chance on him, they might get a starting tackle in return. The Michigan product is expected by many to be a high first round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL DraftNewsBuffalo Bills NFL Draft CoverageBuffalo Bills host versatile defensive lineman Rashan Gary as pre-draft visitorNew,14commentsThe Michigan product is expected by many to be a high first round selection in the 2019 NFL DraftEDTShareTweetShareShareBuffalo Bills host versatile defensive lineman Rashan Gary as pre-draft visitorThe Buffalo Bills seem intent on adding talent to their defensive line in the 2019 NFL Draft. Add versatile Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Rashan Gary to the list of elite defensive linemen the Bills are bringing in for a pre-draft visit. Gary himself announced that he would make the visit during an appearance on Chris Simms Unfiltered a few days ago. The 6’4” Gary weighs in at 277 pounds, and he has the ability to play as both a defensive tackle and a defensive end in a 4-3 scheme. In Buffalo, he could presumably serve as a defensive end on run downs before kicking inside as a three-tech defensive tackle on obvious passing downs.Gary is a superb athlete, and he came to Michigan in 2016 as the nation’s top-ranked high school recruit. However Youth Ed Oliver Jersey , his athleticism did not translate to eye-popping statistics on the field, as Gary managed only 9.5 sacks in his 34 career games. At the Scouting Combine this year, Gary’s 40-yard dash time (4.58 seconds) ranked fourth among all defensive line/edge players. He also managed to produce top-ten results in the vertical jump (38”; 4th), broad jump (120”; T-7th), and the 20-yard shuttle (4.29; T-7th). ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. mocked Gary to the Bills in March.