Settle was drafted by the Bills in the fifth round in 2018 out of Virginia Tech. He previously played for the Washington Commanders for four years. Last year, he was listed at a height and weight of 6 feet, 3 inches, and 308 pounds.
A short YouTube search for Settle’s best moments in 2019 and 2020 will reveal a very adaptable player. He has experience playing the edge, nose tackle, and defensive tackle with three techniques.
He also had some pass rush practice in 2019. Besides Ed Oliver and Star Lotulelei, the Bills don’t have any other tackles on their active roster at the moment. Regardless of what happens in the draft or free agency, Settle will be a regular member of the interior rotation on game days.
Settle only got 210 snaps last year because he was fourth on the depth chart behind Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, and Matt Ioannidis. Even though the Commanders supposedly wanted him back, there just wasn’t a good enough chance.
Is Tim Settle any good?
Though Settle is versatile, he will most likely help the Bills’ run defense. Even for his size, he is praised as an excellent pass rusher in several scouting reports on him. In 2022, Edmunds will be entering a key contract year, and if Settle is an upgrade on the interior of the defensive line, it may mean increased production for Edmunds. The two players played together at Virginia Tech. Edmunds has struggled throughout his career with recognition when on the move. As Edmund works to improve his offensive performance, the addition of Settle, who can be disruptive at the point of attack, may help him reach his full potential.