As training camps begin across the country, the NFL Network is releasing its annual NFL Top 100, with Matt Milano making his debut appearance on the list, ranking No. 69.
Milano's instincts, ability to set the edge, and pass coverage are just some of what makes the 28-year-old linebacker one of the best in the NFL. Last season, Milano had 72 solo tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 3 interceptions — including one that he returned for a 43-yard touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.
The Bills drafted Milano in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and the linebacker has shown improvement in each season. In his rookie year, Milano averaged 2 solo tackles per game. In 2022, he averaged almost five per game.
As Buffalo prepares to replace middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who signed with the Chicago Bears in free agency, Milano's experience and leadership will be pivotal in Sean McDermott's first season calling the Bills' defense.
The NFL Top 100 will continue to be announced at 12 p.m. EDT up until the top 10 are announced Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. The release show will air on NFL+.