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A former third round pick of Buddy Nix’s first draft with the Buffalo Bills in 2010, Defensive Tackle Alex Carrington was believed to be a bust prior to the 2012 season.
Despite his limited playing time, he was one of the most efficient defensive tackles in the NFL. He was a force on special teams, especially field goal coverage, as he blocked a team record four field goals, and getting a hand on another that ended up going through the uprights.
Carrington recorded 18 hurries, despite playing just 181 defensive snaps, ranking seventh in the NFL in pass rushing productivity, hurrying the passer on nearly 10 percent of his snaps. He recorded 19 tackles, two sacks, five tackles for loss, defended three passes, and forced a fumble.
Since Carrington is playing behind two great defensive tackles in Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus, becoming a starter on the Bills’ Defensive line will be difficult. However, he should definitely see increased playing time next year as a wave defensive player due to his dual productivity in his limited role with the team.