Primary Needs: 

DL, EDGE, CB

Carlos Basham Jr.

EDGE

Wake Forest

Potential Upside

OVERALL RK:

29

POS. RK:

3

PLAYER EVALUATION

A big play waiting to happen, Basham compiled 19.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles from 2018-20. He was also a force in the backfield, collecting 32 TFL's in that same span. Basham plays with power and wants to win by bullying his blocker into the QB's lap. For him to be an elite edge player in the NFL, he has to get stronger to match NFL tackle strength; he cannot try to win with power at all times if he is not stronger. He is not a flashy edge guy with many moves, which is an area where he can improve. He has what it takes to be a starter at the NFL level. He projects as a 4-3 edge player.

TEAM ANALYSIS

Other Considerations If Available:

USC IOL Alijah Vera-Tucker or Texas OT Samuel Cosmi or Georgia Edge Azeez Ojulari or Miami Edge Jaelan Philips or Mizzou LB Nick Bolton or Wake Forest EDGE Carlos Basham

The Bills have to replace a lot with the potential to re-sign a few players, including EDGE Yannick Ngakoue, CB William Jackson III; the Bills have work to do. They need to sure up the middle of their DL, and they could use help on their OL interior. Players like Ohio State IOL Wyatt Davis and Alabama IDL Christian Barmore may fall right into their lap. The more pressing need will likely be on their defensive front.

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