3. Sam Williams, EDGE
When it comes to his play on the defensive line, Sam Williams has been just fine. The second-year defensive end has recorded four sacks in each of his first two campaigns and has a total of 42 tackles and eight sacks while playing off the bench.
As good as he's been there, he might need to spend less time on special teams. The appeal of using Williams on this unit makes sense considering he's a 6-foot-4, 260-pounder that can run in the 4.4s. The problem is that he's been causing issues with penalties.
Williams has been hit with six penalties this year and while not all have been on special teams, his latest one was. It also led to points for the Bills.
Trailing 7-0, the defense made a stop and should have gotten the ball back when Buffalo punted. That didn't happen though as Williams was flagged for roughing the kicker. He was close to making a block but his mistake was leaving his feet which led to him landing on Sam Martin and drawing the penalty.
Buffalo was given a fresh set of downs and before long, they scored to take a 14-0 lead.