BBD Editor: Dan Hope
Fourteen games into the 2013 NFL season, the story of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was that the 2011 No. 3 overall draft pick had emerged as one of the NFL’s best defensive tackles. The massive, powerful yet athletic presence had proven to be a great fit for the middle of Mike Pettine’s defense, and Bills fans started to clamor for the team to sign Dareus to a long-term contract extension.
Since then, Dareus’ success story has become blemished with embarrassing, disappointing incidents that have cast not only his long-term future, but perhaps his immediate future, into question.