With two Pro Bowl interior defensive linemen already on the squad, it would be easy for a casual fan of the Buffalo Bills to dismiss defensive tackle as a need entering the 2015 NFL Draft. Dismissing the need would be a mistake.
As our draft guru Dan Lavoie explains in the video above, Stefan Charles is projected for a large role in 4-3 Under base defense employed by Rex Ryan and Dennis Thurman. Even in the more traditional 4-3 front favored by Jim Schwartz, Charles played one-third of the snaps in 2014 as a rotational reserve, and there was a noticeable drop-off when Marcell Dareus came off the field for extended time due to injury. With a suspension possibly coming for Dareus, and with Kyle Williams turning 32 this offseason, it's time for the Bills to invest in the position with a developmental prospect - and that prospect, ideally, will be able to at least push Charles for significant snaps.
Dan and I go through who the team could pick with their top pick at No. 50 overall, as well as depth defensive linemen in the video above. Watch it, and then tune in to the rest of our draft previews.