In a recent mock draft from CBS Sports, the Bills use their top pick in 2021 the same way they did a year ago.
Buffalo didn’t have a first-round pick last offseason, but AJ Epenesa was their top player taken in Round 2. With a first rounder this year, CBS Sports thinks the Bills could double-down on addressing their pass rush early in draft.
Miami defensive end Greg Rousseau is mocked to Buffalo at No. 30 recently by the outlet. Here’s the explanation on the prospect who actually did not play in 2020:
Mario Addison was tied for the team lead with five sacks and while there’s also needs at linebacker and along the offensive line, Rousseau had a 15.5-sack season in ’19 (he opted out last season) and is just scratching the surface on his ability.
Rousseau undoubtedly showed an ability to get into opposing backfields during his time in college. The 6-foot-7 defensive lineman also had 19.5 tackles for loss in 2019 to go along with those sack numbers.
But in order for the Bills to select Rousseau, we’ll need a few changes, specifically, potential cap causalities. There would simply be a surplus of bodies along the Bills’ defensive line if nobody is cut and interestingly, while Addison did lead Buffalo in sacks, he’s a potential player to be cut. If released, Addison could save the Bills around $6 million against a tight salary cap in 2021 due…