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Bills Today | Who will breakout for the Bills in 2020?


1. Who will breakout for the Bills in 2020?

Bleacher Report chose a player on each NFL team who can breakout in the upcoming season. For the Bills, Bleacher Report thinks it can be Ed Oliver.

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver had quite the rookie season in 2019. The ninth overall pick in last year's draft started all 16 games and finished with 43 tackles, five sacks and two passes defended. These are strong numbers for an interior defensive lineman, and especially for a rookie.

Oliver can be even more productive in his second year, with experience and growth being key factors. As an interior pass-rusher, he should benefit from what could be an improved Bills offense too.

During Oliver's rookie season, he joined Darryl Talley as the only rookie in franchise history with sacks in three straight games.

2. Jim Kelly heading to Miami for this award

Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will be in Miami for Super Bowl week as he is set to receive the Pat Summerall award on Thursday, January 30. The Bills legend will be the 15th recipient of the award which is given in honor of broadcasting great, Pat Summerall. Kelly will receive the award at the Legends for Charity gala which benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Kelly joined NFL Network this week to discuss the week leading up to the the Super Bowl and his thoughts on accepting the award.

"I understand what St. Jude is all about, the kids," Kelly said. "I've had a football camp for kids for 33 years right here in Buffalo and we try to make as many trips down to the children's hospital here to make sure we are making a difference."

Kelly also had some advice to those who will be playing in the Super Bowl for the first time.

"My bottom line is enjoy it because you never know if you will get back to another one," Kelly said. "I'm sure you've heard players say that. You have to go enjoy yourself and realize it is also a business trip. For me we didn't have that extra week in between the Super Bowl. When we were there for our first trip playing against the Giants we went straight from beating the Raiders 51 to 3, all of a sudden we are playing against the Giants the next week."

3. Bucky Brooks thinks Bills will draft a defensive player at No. 22 analyst Bucky Brooks released his first mock draft after this weekend's Senior Bowl. Brooks thinks the Bills should draft edge rusher A.J. Epenesa with the 22nd overall pick.

Hard-hat-and-lunch-pail player with enough pass-rush skills to make immediate contributions as a rookie starter.

Epenesa is a junior from Iowa who had 49 tackles, 14.5 TFLs, 11.5 sacks and forced four fumbles during the 2019 season. The pass-rusher is 6'6 and weighs 280 pounds.

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