ESPN projects 2024 stats for Buffalo Bills defense

ESPN projects 2024 stats for Buffalo Bills defense

The Buffalo Bills have had more roster turnover than most during the 2024 offseason.

 

That makes ESPN’s projections for next season all that more interesting.

 

Will Von Miller’s pass-rushing prowess return after his knee injury? Can the secondary stay at an elite level following the departures of defensive backs Jordan Poyer and Tre’Davious White?

 

With that, here’s how ESPN has projected the Bills defense will look statistically in 2024:

 

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DT Ed Oliver

 

Dec 23, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Ed Oliver (91) reacts after the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

 

54 tackles

6.5 sacks

DT Austin Johnson

 

 

49 tackles

1.5 sacks

DT DaQuan Jones

 

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (92) playing today after being out with an injury.

 

25 tackles

2.5 sacks

DE Greg Rousseau

 

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 15: Greg Rousseau #50 of the Buffalo Bills reacts against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first half at Highmark Stadium on January 15, 2024 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

 

54 tackles

7 sacks

DE AJ Epenesa

 

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 15: AJ Epenesa #57 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates after a sack in the first quarter of a game against the New York Giants at Highmark Stadium on October 15, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

 

26 tackles

5 sacks

DE Von Miller

 

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 30: Von Miller #40 of the Buffalo Bills rushes the quarterback during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Highmark Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)

 

22 tackles

4 sacks

LB Matt Milano

 

Sep 11, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Buffalo Bills linebacker Matt Milano (58) returns an interception as New York Jets wide receiver Allen Lazard (10) pursues during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

 

123 tackles

2.5 sacks

2 interceptions

LB Terrel Bernard

 

LANDOVER, MARYLAND – SEPTEMBER 24: Terrel Bernard #43 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates after sacking Sam Howell #14 of the Washington Commanders during the first quarter of a game at FedExField on September 24, 2023 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

 

145 tackles

2.5 sacks

1 interception

CB Christian Benford

 

Oct 26, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Christian Benford (47) warms up before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

 

72 tackles

2 interceptions

CB Rasul Douglas

 

Nov 19, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Rasul Douglas (31) intercepts a ball intended for New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson (17) in the second quarter at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

 

67 tackles

2 interceptions

CB Taron Johnson

 

Jan 22, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills cornerback Taron Johnson (7) warms up before an AFC divisional round game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

 

94 tackles

1 sack

1 interception

S Taylor Rapp

 

Dec 23, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Buffalo Bills safety Taylor Rapp (20) tackles Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Easton Stick (2) during the third quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

 

80 tackles

1 interception

S Mike Edwards

 

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – SEPTEMBER 24: Mike Edwards #21 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates an interception in the second quarter of a game against the Chicago Bears at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on September 24, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

 

67 tackles

2 interceptions

S Cole Bishop

 

Sep 23, 2023; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Utes safety Cole Bishop (8) encourages the fans to cheer during a third down against the UCLA Bruins in the fourth at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

 

50 tackles

1 interception

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