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Which running back do you hope the Bills draft and why?

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1 hour ago, DCOrange said:

Factoring in where you need to select them, I think I would probably rank them something like this:

  1. Zack Moss - Arguably the same tier of prospect as the top guys, but you can theoretically get him in the 3rd round instead of the 2nd.
  2. Cam Akers - Same deal as Moss, but I like Moss better.
  3. D'Andre Swift - I don't really love any of the Day 3 RBs, so at this point, I'd come back to the potential Round 2 guys and Swift is my #1.
  4. JK Dobbins - Same deal as Swift but Dobbins is my #2.
  5. Clyde Edwards-Helaire - Same deal as the previous two but CEH is my #3.
  6. Lamical Perine - I think you can maybe get him in the 5th if you're lucky and I think he compliments Singletary nicely and could theoretically turn into a starter.
  7. Jonathan Taylor - I don't like him as much as the top 3 RBs and he'd cost the 2nd round pick also, so I have him slightly behind Perine in terms of which I would want.

Nice analysis!

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As a Syracuse fan, I’ve seen a lot of AJ Dillon and I just don’t want him.   
 

He has the ability to be a Derrick Henry type with the surprising speed he showed at his pro-day, but he played his college career behind a pretty good run blocking, double TE offense in BC and never looked even remotely fast or dynamic... also was hurt almost every game it seemed.  
 

Analysts/Commentators would drool over him every game though... so maybe I’m just not seeing it. 
 

 

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4 minutes ago, SCBills said:

As a Syracuse fan, I’ve seen a lot of AJ Dillon and I just don’t want him.   
 

He has the ability to be a Derrick Henry type with the surprising speed he showed at his pro-day, but he played his college career behind a pretty good run blocking, double TE offense in BC and never looked even remotely fast or dynamic... also was hurt almost every game it seemed.  
 

Analysts/Commentators would drool over him every game though... so maybe I’m just not seeing it. 
 

 

He was hurt last year if I’m not mistaken, but the year before they would just pull him from games. He’d put up huge numbers in a half against various teams, then he’s be on the bench the second half.  I’m not sure if they were trying not to wear him out for later in the season or what, but his numbers could have been gaudy. 
 

let’s also note that the coach running the team for the last 7 years was never able to win more than 7 games.  It’s been a dark decade for bc sports. 

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Havent seen anyone mention him, but im a big fan of Eno Benjamin out of ASU

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59 minutes ago, SCBills said:

Anyone that’s a home run hitter is fine by me. 
 

Singletary has all the attributes of a stud #1 RB except breakaway speed.  
 

I’d love to pair him with a Kenyan Drake type back.  
 

 

Look at his pass receiving.  He has the 44th most yards for a running back.  AND we had Allen, who could have used a lot of dump off short passes to help him out.

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46 minutes ago, BillsRdue said:

Can we have 2? Why not!  It would send DiMarco out to pasture and maybe Yeldon.  Go in with Dobbins in the 2nd, Dillon in the 5th and take and edge in the 3rd.  Imagine that backfield.   ( I know, McD needs a vet back there>. Yeldon out and we live with Patty and the big 3 plus Wade

 

You know it's a bit out of the box but I could go for what you suggest.

Add a WR in the 4th with a backup QB and a sleeper DB in the 6th and Punter in the 7th and call it a draft!

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38 minutes ago, teef said:

This is where I’m at too, also because I went to bc and saw more of Dillon  than any other back.  That being said, I can’t think of any bc backs that have had productive pro careers.  

I couldn’t care less where he went to school. But 250lb of big time production and a 4.5 40 look pretty darn tasty to me. 

that’s a bad dude.... sign me up 

 

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I like Taylor, Dobbins and Dillon.  My scope is a bit limited, as I haven't seen that many of the guys play.  I saw both Taylor and Dobbins play live last year and both were dominant against top 10 defenses.  Plus, others from Wisconsin and Ohio State have been successful in the league.  I know Dillon as a former Michigan commit, who ended up at BC (I think an injury may have been involved with the change in schools), and he had a great career at BC.  I have not seen him play, but like what I have read about him and think we can get him in the mid rounds.  Plus, his size is a nice complement and change of pace to Singletary.  I don't see Taylor and Dobbins surviving the 2nd round.

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58 minutes ago, BillsRdue said:

Can we have 2? Why not!  It would send DiMarco out to pasture and maybe Yeldon.  Go in with Dobbins in the 2nd, Dillon in the 5th and take and edge in the 3rd.  Imagine that backfield.   ( I know, McD needs a vet back there>. Yeldon out and we live with Patty and the big 3 plus Wade

yes. I would like two as well. to play for Jones and Yeldon.

But  J Taylor.

No good reason : )
 

Honestly i would love them to get one who be ready ASAP though

 tough with this years circumstances to get any rookies up to speed this year.

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12 minutes ago, Stank_Nasty said:

I couldn’t care less where he went to school. But 250lb of big time production and a 4.5 40 look pretty darn tasty to me. 

that’s a bad dude.... sign me up 

 

When he get a head of steam he’s an absolute bull. I think he’s the best back out of bc since willie green who went in the first round to Cleveland years ago.  He does have talent beyond what his line allows him. I’d be thrilled if buffalo took Dillon. 

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28 minutes ago, maryland-bills-fan said:

Look at his pass receiving.  He has the 44th most yards for a running back.  AND we had Allen, who could have used a lot of dump off short passes to help him out.

ws it Allen or play calling

 Gore was often free coming off hi blocking.
But yes, they need that in the arsenal and Offense takes off

8 minutes ago, teef said:

When he get a head of steam he’s an absolute bull. I think he’s the best back out of bc since willie green who went in the first round to Cleveland years ago.  He does have talent beyond what his line allows him. I’d be thrilled if buffalo took Dillon. 

so you guys are likely agreed ? Bills should be able to acquire one of these RBs being discussed here ? I see mid and late round grade from you folks.

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9 minutes ago, 3rdand12 said:

was it Allen or play calling

 Gore was often free coming off hi blocking.
But yes, they need that in the arsenal and Offense takes off

so you guys are likely agreed ? Bills should be able to acquire one of these RBs being discussed here ? I see mid and late round grade from you folks.

I think our coaching staff is smart enough to figure out that short circle or spot passes to the RB would be deadly with our two speedy WR and Allen's threat of his running for a chunk.   I think they didn't call them because Singletary just didn't catch the ball reliably in practice and if he did, in a game, he was not shifty enough in the open field to break a big gain, nor was he fast enough to squirt out of there for a big gain by outrunning the defensive linemen and LB's.    So those plays were not called, because the didn't look like (I;m sure they tried) would work.     

 

 

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Dobbins is the best back and would be a perfect fit. If he makes it past 45 I’m going to be unbearable while screaming for a trade up. 

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Singletary and Yeldon are fine as a 1-2. 

 

We need someone for depth and special teams. 

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2 minutes ago, jrober38 said:

Singletary and Yeldon are fine as a 1-2. 

 

We need someone for depth and special teams. 

You are either kidding or are trolling.

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1 minute ago, maryland-bills-fan said:

You are either kidding or are trolling.

 

Singletary was amazing last year, particularly down the stretch.

 

There's no reason TJ Yeldon can't do what Gore did last year.

 

Running back is way down my list of Bills' needs this draft. 

 

Grab a body in the 5th or 6th round. 

 

Spending an early pick when we have Singletary and Yeldon as a decent backup who can catch the ball doesn't make any sense. 

 

This offense is built to pass the football. We've invested huge resources into the pass game and accordingly I expect that to be a focal point for this team. 

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8 minutes ago, jrober38 said:

 

 

This offense is built to pass the football. We've invested huge resources into the pass game and accordingly I expect that to be a focal point for this team. 

I don't think that McDermott wants to move too far into a predominantly passing offense.  I think he will want to continue with a higher than average run pass balance.  I think they will throw a little more often this year, but I don't think he will tip the balance too far in that direction.

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   I base my decision on what round McB decide to pick their RB. At 54 if they drop you immediately go after Dobbins or Taylor. I see these 2 as the only ones worthy of a 2nd round selection.  Probably lean toward Dobbins.

   In the 3rd round I like Zack Moss over Clyde Edwards Helaire.   CEH might be gone by 86?

   My sleeper "great value" pick in the 4th might require moving up some to get Joshua Kelley. One of the best RB's I've ever seen at UCLA. Transfered from UC Davis and did a great job both out of the backfield and pass catching.

 

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12 minutes ago, jrober38 said:

 

Singletary was amazing last year, particularly down the stretch.

 

There's no reason TJ Yeldon can't do what Gore did last year.

 

Running back is way down my list of Bills' needs this draft. 

 

Grab a body in the 5th or 6th round. 

 

Spending an early pick when we have Singletary and Yeldon as a decent backup who can catch the ball doesn't make any sense. 

 


I like Yeldon but I think Beane knows that we are in trouble if Singletary gets hurt. TJ is more of a third down specialist because he has reliable hands. They need to add another RB. 

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2 hours ago, Johnny Hammersticks said:

 

The more I watch this kid, the more I love him 😍 

 

He’s slight in stature, but he’s a physical and aggressive player who has no problem mixing it up with the big boys.  His speed/quickness is unparalleled, IMO.  Once he sees a hole...he’s gone!  Would be a very fun weapon to have at JA’s disposal.

 

Yeah, have some fun and watch his highlights on youtube.  He can be scary.  Fast as hell.  Round 4 or 5.   

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