The Buffalo Bills will be hosting former University of Miami defensive tackle RJ McIntosh on a pre-draft visit sometime this week. That is according to Jared Tokarz of TheNFLDraftInsider.com.
A former defensive end at Miami, McIntosh made the transition into a three-technique defensive tackle and had a decent career, which included finishing with 52 tackles and 2.5 sacks this past season. Weighing in a 6’4”, 286 pounds, McIntosh’s speed off the line and ability to be disruptive in the backfield are his greatest strengths, both of which would make him a good fit with what head coach Sean McDermott wants out of his defensive linemen.
The combine raised a possible medical red flag with the junior lineman when he was diagnosed with a possible Thyroid problem. Now on medication, the effects from the condition reportedly “are still evident.” This visit is Buffalo’s chance to check on that.
If drafted by the team, McIntosh would likely backup Kyle Williams in 2018, with the hopes of competing for a starting role once the venerable defensive tackle retires. McIntosh could also offer some versatility for the team, as Miami was able to deploy him as a defensive end on run downs in college.
While McIntosh could sneak into the third round, he’s generally considered a Day 3 selection.