In less than a month, the 2013 NFL Draft will happen. The Buffalo Bills will have only six picks, so filling all of their team needs will not be possible. That being said, there are a decent number of veteran names at the inside linebacker that still remain unsigned including Karlos Dansby (pictured above) and Bart Scott (pictured below).
Dansby was a tackling machine for the Miami Dolphins, amassing over 100 tackles for the first time in his career in 2012. He is also a massive inside presence at 6’4″ 243 lbs. which would be good for defending tight ends in coverage and just punishing running backs that get past the first wave of defenders. In addition to the massive frame he has, Dansby would bring a much needed attitude the team’s defense has lacked for almost a decade.
That being said, so would Scott and he would be the smarter of the two due to the fact that he has played under new Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine Jr. for the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens. By bringing in Scott, the veteran can teach the Pettine system to his likely replacement in Nigel Bradham. His eventual successor could also be a rookie draft pick who will need to learn the Will linebacker position. Also Scott is 6′ 2″ 235 lbs. so no matter which linebacker they’d bring in, the Bills would be getting larger at the linebacker position.
They also could get a player that feels their team wrongfully released them and they could get revenge on that team twice a year for at least a few seasons.