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Kyle Williams was by far the best player on the Bills' horrendous defense last year. He's also one of the most underrated players in the NFL today.
Williams was a solid, but not spectacular player his first couple years in the league. But he has really blossomed recently. He is very different from the average nose tackle. Instead of being a massive run-stuffer like Vince Wilfork, Williams has the ability to penetrate into the backfield and harass opposing runningbacks and quarterbacks. Last year, Williams made 77 combined tackles and added 5.5 sacks.
Despite this, he barely made it into the Pro Bowl last year. He was only added to the roster after Richard Seymour was injured.
That shouldn't happen.
He doesn't get the respect that he deserves because of Buffalo's terrible defense. If you ask the coaches that played against Buffalo last year who the Bills' best defender was, they would probably say Kyle Williams. Which is partially a testament to how bad the Bill's defense actually was. I get shivers when I think of how good he could be if he had a decent supporting cast.
Kyle Williams has had a very impressive career so far for a fifth-round draft pick. He should have many more productive seasons to come.