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Sign Julius Peppers or Wilfork? Draft Suh? 2010 Buffalo Bills Offseason Focus Pt. 3: Defensive Line

Since the last edition of the 2010 Bills Offseason Focus, there have been multiple changes in the Buffalo Bills' front office. New defensive coordinator George Edwards has stated that the 2010 Bills will utilize a "Hybrid 3-4," which changes a lot of the positions the team will attack this offseason.

Defensive ends Julius Peppers and Johnny Jolly become free agents this season, and defensive tackles Vince Wilfork and Casey Hampton also will join them in the Free Agency pool, which is growing with talent.

With regards to the upcoming 2010 NFL Draft, huge prospects such as Suh, Gerald McCoy, Derrick Morgan, and Jason Pierre-Paul could be available at the No.9 Overall pick, with the constant rise and fall of the top draft prospects.

After the past Buffalo Bills season, another area showed that it needed improvement. This area is the linebacker position. Yes, Paul Pozlusny missed a couple games. Kawika Mitchell was put on the injured reserve. So did Keith Ellison, who was having another productive season, almost matching his numbers from last season in about half the games.

But it seems that the Buffalo Bills will be switching to a 3-4 defensive scheme next year, and many players are calling for it, and for our first round pick of last year, Aaron Maybin to be on the field, this change may be inevitable.

If the Bills do switch to a 3-4, another ILB besides Paul Posluzny is needed. With the No. 9 overall pick in this year's draft, there is an absolute stud available. His name is Rolando McClain. In free agency, there are also multiple inside linebackers that can help out the Bills and solidify a defense that has more holes than Swiss cheese.

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