The Miami Dolphins are in likely need for pass rushers with Emmanuel Ogbah and A.J. Epenesa could be a target. However, the likely hood of the Buffalo Bills dealing inside the division is unlikely, it doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
Coming out of Iowa, Epenesa was projected to be a first-round pick, but there were questions due to his limited snaps with the Hawkeyes. The Bills, who were in need of improved pass rush, were able to select Espenesa in the second round.
In two seasons, Epenesa has only recorded four sacks total. He has played behind Jerry Hughes, Mario Addison, and 2021 first-round rookie Gregory Rousseau.
His pass rush grade was lower this seasons (60.6) compared to his rookie season (71.2), but his grade against the run this year (65.6) was improved compared to his rookie season (52.4), according to PFF. Considering he played more snaps on the season, it is likely the Bills do view him as a piece moving forward.
A change of scenery could benefit the former Hawkeye, but Miami might not have the chance until he hits free agency. Espenesa could also look to become a bigger piece if Hughes and Addison are not resigned.