Why Bills fans should be excited about Gregory Rousseau

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The Buffalo Bills selected Miami edge rusher Gregory Rousseau with the No. 30 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Rousseau only really played in one season at the collegiate level, but what a season it was. He finished the 2019 season with 15.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for a loss, dominating ACC offensive tackles on a weekly basis. He accelerates well off the snap, especially for someone as big as he is.

Rousseau has a lengthy and well-built frame with massive limbs, making it tougher for the opposition to lock him out at the point of attack. He has shown promise in regards to his pass-rushing arsenal in his hands, and he plays with a motor that runs hot on a down-by-down basis.

With a group of edge rushers that was on the older side, the Bills made the smart move of adding a young, high-upside prospect in Rousseau, who can be gradually brought into the defensive rotation over time. He and 2020 second-round pick A.J. Epenesa gives Buffalo an enticing tandem off the edge going forward.