CricInfo.com has been following the Buffalo Bills defense all season long, and it’s finally been worth sharing some of the highlights.
With the first preseason game less than two weeks away, we thought we’d get some of you in-depth insight into the Bills defense and the reasons why we think the defense is capable of winning a lot of games.
Here are the highlights from that article.
As always, the analysis below will be based on an ESPN Insider grade, but feel free to send in your own grades as well.
As you can see, the Bills are currently No. 1 in the NFL with their pass rush and No. 3 in yards per play allowed.
Bills defense was ranked No. 5 in 2015 by NFL Media, and that ranking has been bolstered with the emergence of second-year player Myles Garrett, who had a solid rookie campaign.
The Bills have two first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, and if they keep those two in the first round, they could be looking at a franchise in the top 10 in the upcoming NFL Draft.
The Bills defense could very well win a lot more games than it lost over the first three games of the season.
A lot of things could change if they don’t keep their starters, and the defense could see a significant increase in play if the quarterback situation develops.
The Bills have a number of good young players who are in position to be a factor, including Myles’ replacement at nose tackle, Leonard Williams, who could start at right tackle.
The offensive line is also a strength, and with that, they should be able to run the ball a lot better, which would allow the Bills to have a lot less time to make plays.
They have the talent to contend for the division title, and we could see the defense finally reach its potential.