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Could AJ Dillon be a younger/cheaper Derrick Henry?

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10 hours ago, Alphadawg7 said:

With his kind of production in a bad situation, and his impressive tape and potential value, why is he a 5th or 6th rounder?  
 

This is a guy that looks like he should go much earlier than that like 3rd or 4th.

Isn’t reliable or consistent seeing cut backs, lacks top end speed, no proof of catching ability, narrow stance at contact, will bounce runs outside when there’s an available lane inside, doesn’t have the speed to bounce runs consistently in the NFL, lacks burst, poor jump cuts, can be impatient.....

 

There are a fair amount of knocks. Kid is a hammer with some wiggle though. Plus he’ll be a nightmare if you can get him into the secondary. I think he has more value to teams with solid run blocking lines than teams that are pass oriented. 

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As a Syracuse alum and big fan I have seen plenty of him. Tough runner to bring down. Seemed like he was banged up quite a bit these last two seasons though. Wouldn’t mind the Bills going after him, but would hope not before the 5th round.

 

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21 hours ago, thebandit27 said:

Maybe, but I’d really like a speed back. My current favorite is Javon Leake

What do you think of LSU's Edward-Helaire? Although he has some similar traits as Singletary adding him to the mix would enhance the offense. He's one of my favorite players in this draft. Maybe a third round grading to him? 

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Eno Benjamin is the guy I would like to see the Bills maybe even reach on a little bit. After watching him for the last few years this is the guy I want to see on the Bills. He kind of lacks that high end breakaway speed but similar to Devin the guy has the power and moves when used with the quickness he does have should make him a valuable addition somewhere if not in Buffalo.

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Sign me up. 

I think Henry was the best offensive skill player in the game last year. What he did @Bal and NE was ridiculous , it's just so hard to predict how good these RB will be on a year to year basis. Look at Gurley/Zeke . 

Really makes me appreciate a guy like Shady , who performed at a consistently high level for almost a decade.  Probably cause he rarely took the big shots. 

I love Motor though and surprised by his receiving skills. 

But bottom line , we have to improve the run game and be able to be more consistent. Ppl fail to mention how inconsistent it was when talking about Allen. 

23 hours ago, thebandit27 said:

Maybe, but I’d really like a speed back. My current favorite is Javon Leake

I do too but my only concern then is Motor in goal line situations. 

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On 2/14/2020 at 12:01 PM, noacls said:

Love the idea. He ran a 4.56 40 coming out of high school at a Nike. That's a full .1 second faster than Motor. Very impressive

Straight line speed matters little for a RB. Often times it comes down to agility and being able to move well laterally.

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22 hours ago, 1st&ten said:

Very powerful back & strong runner---some team is going to take him early---3rd or 4th round.

 

I hope it's us in the 4th! 

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13 hours ago, DCOrange said:


The high school times are almost never remotely accurate. Probably was more like a 4.65-4.70 in high school and has probably improved his speed since then with training. Whether that’s enough to actually run around a 4.55 we shall see. 

DC, normally I would agree with you but this was timed at a regional SPARQ camp that got him invited to the finals at Nike headquarters.  

56 minutes ago, Victory Formation said:

Straight line speed matters little for a RB. Often times it comes down to agility and being able to move well laterally.

Tell that to Motor who constantly got ran down from behind

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2 hours ago, JerseyBills said:

Sign me up. 

I think Henry was the best offensive skill player in the game last year. What he did @Bal and NE was ridiculous , it's just so hard to predict how good these RB will be on a year to year basis. Look at Gurley/Zeke . 

Really makes me appreciate a guy like Shady , who performed at a consistently high level for almost a decade.  Probably cause he rarely took the big shots. 

I love Motor though and surprised by his receiving skills. 

But bottom line , we have to improve the run game and be able to be more consistent. Ppl fail to mention how inconsistent it was when talking about Allen. 

I do too but my only concern then is Motor in goal line situations. 


I have almost no concern about punching the ball in with Motor and Josh in the backfield 

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On 2/14/2020 at 3:17 PM, Buffalo716 said:

be a mismatch in multiple formations

I like what this guy can do for an offense in creating mismatches other places. When he is in the field you really need to be careful with your personnel package because he will slaughter DBs and little linebackers. Line him up in the backfield with a versatile TE in the field and some speed in the slot and have some fun.

 

The game HAS changed but there will be teams who have an asymmetrical response to the change. San Francisco made the Super Bowl pounding the ball. You will need to be able to throw, but right now NOBODY has a run stuffing middle linebacker on the field very much and if they do you can make it very very uncomfortable for them.

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20 minutes ago, That's No Moon said:

I like what this guy can do for an offense in creating mismatches other places. When he is in the field you really need to be careful with your personnel package because he will slaughter DBs and little linebackers. Line him up in the backfield with a versatile TE in the field and some speed in the slot and have some fun.

 

The game HAS changed but there will be teams who have an asymmetrical response to the change. San Francisco made the Super Bowl pounding the ball. You will need to be able to throw, but right now NOBODY has a run stuffing middle linebacker on the field very much and if they do you can make it very very uncomfortable for them.

I don't think I ever said he wasn't good or valuable, I actually think he's a really good prospect

 

My post was in reference to how teams have changed their approach to drafting RBs over the last 5-7 years

 

Unless it's a downright elite talent they prefer flexibility and versatility over pure running talent

 

I prefer a RB that can run... Like AJ

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59 minutes ago, That's No Moon said:

I like what this guy can do for an offense in creating mismatches other places. When he is in the field you really need to be careful with your personnel package because he will slaughter DBs and little linebackers. Line him up in the backfield with a versatile TE in the field and some speed in the slot and have some fun.

 

The game HAS changed but there will be teams who have an asymmetrical response to the change. San Francisco made the Super Bowl pounding the ball. You will need to be able to throw, but right now NOBODY has a run stuffing middle linebacker on the field very much and if they do you can make it very very uncomfortable for them.

This is a big part of what I was trying to get at in my OP...you just said it a lot better! Cheers dude! 

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6 hours ago, Mr. K said:

Eno Benjamin is the guy I would like to see the Bills maybe even reach on a little bit. After watching him for the last few years this is the guy I want to see on the Bills. He kind of lacks that high end breakaway speed but similar to Devin the guy has the power and moves when used with the quickness he does have should make him a valuable addition somewhere if not in Buffalo.

I knew I was forgetting a prospect in my OP, you nailed it.

 

Super impressed with Benjamin despite living in Ireland and never getting to watch the PAC-12 (8 hour time difference is the worst!) but he just never goes down on first contact and can help our team on all 3 downs. 

 

To be honest, id be ok with drafting one of Benjamin/Moss/Perine in rounds 3-4 and then getting Dillon in the 5th or 6th. A backfield of Singletary/Moss/Dillon would be the dream and allow us to cut Yeldon while using less than a million cap space on our entire RB room. 

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On 2/14/2020 at 9:31 AM, thebandit27 said:

 

 


Can I have all three. I could see the Shiftiness of Singletary, the gadget explosive plays from Leake, and the power of Dillon. Doesn’t have to be those three guys but we need more versatility in the RB room.

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The Bills have many options in this draft when looking for a RB to back up Singletary.

 

No need whatsoever to spend any money on a vet RB.

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On 2/15/2020 at 10:33 AM, thebandit27 said:


I have almost no concern about punching the ball in with Motor and Josh in the backfield 

I feel like I should feel the same......than I think back to this past season and only have memories of frank gore getting stuffed for a loss or barely making the first.  Why wasn’t it Singletary....I will never understand 

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