Bills Bubble Watch: Corbin Bryant

(Continuing a monthlong series analyzing players who are on the roster bubble and where they potentially fit in 2014.)

Name: Corbin Bryant

Position: Defensive tackle

Age: 26

2013 stats: 15 games (two starts), 14 tackles, one sack

Chance of making 53-man roster: 40 percent

Why he should make it: At the moment, Bryant projects as the fifth defensive tackle on the roster. The top three -- Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus and Alan Branch -- are essentially locked in, meaning Bryant will battle Stefan Charles for a roster spot beyond that top group. If the Bills choose to keep five defensive tackles, both Bryant and Charles should be safe. He could also benefit if the NFL suspends Dareus for either of his off-field incidents this offseason. In a sense, that means Bryant will be competing against the league office this summer.

Why he shouldn't make it: Bryant is in his fourth NFL season, making him less of an untapped prospect than Charles, who is entering his second season. If the Bills had to choose one or the other for their 53-man roster, they could lean toward Charles. That assumes the Bills keep only four defensive tackles, which is a typical number. Another factor that could affect Bryant's roster spot is Jarius Wynn's positional versatility. Wynn, who projects as the fourth defensive end, is on the larger side (285 pounds) and could play defensive tackle in a pinch. That would lessen the need to keep Bryant.

Closest competition: NFL league office, Charles, Wynn