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

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9 hours ago, T master said:

I've been hoping that if they do get a back it would be one that brings a different skill set than what Devin does a bit bigger back that can catch out of the back field that has really good speed Johnathon Taylor is a bit bigger & faster with a bunch of good stats supporting his game but he is just a RB .

 

Then i heard of this guy out of Memphis Antonio Gibson which is bigger than both motor & Taylor & is also faster than both, while at Memphis he had 3 jobs RB, WR, & Kick returns . So being a WR he can catch out of the back field & be a ST's contributor seeing as McD likes versatility if you can get a three headed offensive weapon for the cost of 1 i'm all in this guy shows well on the field .

 

He would also be able to help out in a pinch if one of the WR go down, I know he's pretty raw & would need some coaching but i have faith McD & company would have him playing up to speed in no time, at 6' 2" & 221 lbs if he was to add muscle talk about our own Derrick Henry with 4.3 speed that would be crazy !

 

Either would be good but the versatility thing i have to go with Gibson ... He could be got in the later rounds too !

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKm9IkvBopI

  It looks like you think he needs some coaching up but has a high ceiling. What round do you think he would go in?  We could get a RB1A in the second or another RB1B to pair with Singletary in the 3rd round.  Then this guy could be in the plan for starting 2022. Stash him on the practice squad for as long as you can or keep him as RB 3. ?

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15 hours ago, CEN-CAL17 said:

Anthony McFarland RB Maryland

 

Why....

 

He is one of the fastest RBs in the draft.  We need a homerun type Back (no I'm not banking on Wade 29 year old RB in his 2nd year ever playing football). He's explosive, I would say his acceleration is probably #1 of all back, hes full speed NOW.  Great out of the backfield, good hands.  He's shifty and hard to bring down. at 5'9 208lbs hes nearly the same mold as Motor but faster.  I know folks want Thunder and Lightning but I'm just not into that.

 

Put on his tape from the 2018 game vs Ohio State where he rushed for 300 yards and dang near won that game by himself.

 

This kid may be there in the 4th.  Grab DE and WR with the earlier picks.....

 

There's a lot to like about the kid. Not a power guy but he keeps his legs churning through contact. Haven't seen a great deal of routes from him but his lateral quickness gives me hope that you can eventually split him out wide in empty sets.

 

I was thinking of comparisons; not direct ones, more career trajectory. The floor - Buck Allen. The ceiling - maybe a healthier Chris Thompson?

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5 hours ago, Buffalo Barbarian said:

Clyde Edwards - Helaire

 

 

not just highlights but full explanation, worth the watch.

 

 

i want this kid with our 1st pick.

 

 

 

Notice at 7:36 and a bit later, he meets Digg's younger brother.  Guess who got the better of it.

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13 hours ago, CapeBreton said:


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. 

 

I think most teams are in trouble if their starter gets hurt. 

 

Yeldon will only need to pitch in 4-6 carries a game plus some work on 3rd down. If Singletary goes down Yeldon can handle a heightened workload for a couple games. 

 

I think another back from the 5th or 6th round rounds out what we need at the position. 

 

I'd much rather but our remaining draft picks into our offensive and defensive lines. 

12 hours ago, Bob in STL said:

I see Yeldon as a 3.   Getting one of the best RBs in the draft for #2  is smart.  Easy insurance for Singletary, and he may be even better.  
 

The special team RB will either be Taiwan or Senorise.  

 

Spending a 2nd round pick on a running back after Singletary averaged almost 80 yards a game over the final 6 games doesn't make any sense to me.

 

That pick needs to be used on one of the lines. 


As I said, running back is way down my list of needs for the Bills. 

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6 hours ago, Buffalo Barbarian said:

Clyde Edwards - Helaire

 

 

not just highlights but full explanation, worth the watch.

 

 

i want this kid with our 1st pick.

 

 

 

 

Love the player. I'm not sure if/when we select a RB in this draft. However, I don't see us moving up from 54 to do so. That said, I go on the assumption that Taylor, Dobbins and Swift are off the board. 

 

I think CEH could very easily be who we select at 54, should he be there. I think he will be. And I'll applaud the selection.

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8 hours ago, JoPoy88 said:


well if you think Motor is getting a 90/10% split between the two then maybe. But yeldon is not reliable for any significant work at this point in his career so I’d say no, that scenario ain’t too fine. Another back is necessary.

 

The Bills ran the ball 29 times a game last year.

 

I expect that number to go down this year with the weapons we now have in the pass game to maybe 27 a game.

 

I think Singletary will average about 14-15 carries a game, Allen will average his 6-7, Yeldon or another backup can take 5 a week and then sprinkle in some gadget plays and reverses like the ones we ran to McKenzie last year. 

 

Finding a guy who can carry the ball 5-6 times a game is definitely not a priority in my eyes. 

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35 minutes ago, jrober38 said:

 

I think most teams are in trouble if their starter gets hurt. 

 

 

I like the idea of having a capable backup RB, look at the Saints last year, Kamara got hurt and Latavius Murray stepped up and they didn't miss a beat. Again, I do think Yeldon is decent but am not convinced that McBean feel that way considering how he was utilized last year.

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, maryland-bills-fan said:

  It looks like you think he needs some coaching up but has a high ceiling. What round do you think he would go in?  We could get a RB1A in the second or another RB1B to pair with Singletary in the 3rd round.  Then this guy could be in the plan for starting 2022. Stash him on the practice squad for as long as you can or keep him as RB 3. ?

 

I think if he is there in the 3rd that might be a good place to pick him up at definitely the 4th if he's there & he could be the RB 3 behind Motor & Yeldon due to his versatility . He could take th place of Andre Roberts & for that matters with his speed he could also replace Isiah Mckenzie because of his WR skills in college .

 

I was looking at past HOF RB's & he has the same size (6' 2" 220 lbs) as 2 all time greats this being Jim Brown (6' 2" 220 lbs) & Eric Dickerson (6' 3" 238 lbs), now I'm not saying he is either of those but given his speed 4.39 / 40 matched with his size i think he could be a very versatile weapon coming out of the backfield or lining up in 4 WR sets .

 

If he were to focus on KR's & RB he could develop with the right coaching to be a really good player IMHO. But i ain't no expert just a fans hunch .

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How about if Motor gets hurt like he did last year, or a worse? Then I think a second high quality RB would be a priority, whether by draft or by a Carlos Hyde type signing 

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21 hours ago, Logic said:

 

I have to tell you...McFarland made my jaw drop. His speed jumps off the tape. He is a “wow!” Player. Not just fast, but FAST fast.

 

I somehow can’t see a guy as fast as McFarland lasting to round 4, but if he somehow does, he’s a slam dunk.

 

For all the things Motor is, “fast home run threat” ain’t one of ‘em. From where I sit, McFarland would be a great complement.!

Just saw an interview he did where a reporter made him aware ESPN timed one of his runs in the Ohio State game and said it was the 2nd fastest run of all organized football in the nation that year. He’s fast, and he hits full speed in under 10 yards, or right at about. Acceleration is second to none.

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22 hours ago, Logic said:

I’ve been spending the morning watching videos of just about every draftable running back.

 

After doing so, I became curious as to which RB Bills fans like as a complement to Singletary and why. Some feel we need a speedy homerun threat, some feel we need a big power back, and some want a well-rounded 3-down back.

 

So, let’s hear it, which RB do you most want the Bills to draft and why? And as a bonus question, which round do you think the Bills can realistically choose your favored RB?

Johnathan Taylor has everything a #1 RB should have...speed, vision, agility, he's the best RB in this draft and I'm not sure it's even close.

I'm of the belief that Singletary is the complementary RB, and that we still need our #1 workhorse...not the other way around like many others see it.

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4 hours ago, jrober38 said:

 

I think most teams are in trouble if their starter gets hurt. 

 

Yeldon will only need to pitch in 4-6 carries a game plus some work on 3rd down. If Singletary goes down Yeldon can handle a heightened workload for a couple games. 

 

I think another back from the 5th or 6th round rounds out what we need at the position. 

 

I'd much rather but our remaining draft picks into our offensive and defensive lines. 

 

Spending a 2nd round pick on a running back after Singletary averaged almost 80 yards a game over the final 6 games doesn't make any sense to me.

 

That pick needs to be used on one of the lines. 


As I said, running back is way down my list of needs for the Bills. 

 

McDermott didn't trust Yeldon when it was obvious that Gore was running in cement shoes down the stretch.

 

Now you think McDermott will trust Yeldon to be the main backup for an entire season?

 

You are dreaming.

 

If one of the top 5 RB's in this draft are there when the Bills pick at 54, I will almost bet anything they are taking a RB.

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9 minutes ago, JustWinPlease said:

Johnathan Taylor has everything a #1 RB should have...speed, vision, agility, he's the best RB in this draft and I'm not sure it's even close.

I'm of the belief that Singletary is the complementary RB, and that we still need our #1 workhorse...not the other way around like many others see it.

 

No, Singletary is a stud, but he came up with a lame hammy his 2nd career game without anyone touching him.

 

What the Bills need is someone whom they can trust to be the backup and be someone who can start if DS comes up lame again.

 

Yeldon is obviously not that guy, as last years actions by the Bills tell you just that.

 

Like I have said, the Bills expect to get RB2 out of this draft. I just don't know where though.

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1 minute ago, njbuff said:

 

No, Singletary is a stud, but he came up with a lame happy his 2nd career game without anyone touching him.

 

What the Bills need is someone whom they can trust to be the backup and be someone who can start if DS comes up lame again.

 

Yeldon is obviously not that guy, as last years actions by the Bills tell you just that.

 

Like I have said, the Bills expect to get RB2 out of this draft. I just don't know where though.

Well, I'll take Taylor and expect him to beat out Singletary in training camp.

I just don't see it with Singletary. He is small and has no speed. He shouldn't just be handed the job because there is nobody else to challenge him.

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In order of preference 

 

1. Dobbins

2. Swift

3. Taylor

4. Akers

5. CEH

6. Dillon

7. Moss

 

After that I get way less interested.  

 

The first 3 absolutely would become our #1 RB immediately. 

 

#4, 5 could surpass Singletary by the end of the year

 

#6 and 7 are outstanding backups for us. 

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Just now, JustWinPlease said:

Well, I'll take Taylor and expect him to beat out Singletary in training camp.

I just don't see it with Singletary. He is small and has no speed. He shouldn't just be handed the job because there is nobody else to challenge him.

 

I can give you a ton of small, slow guys who were studs.

 

I would expect Taylor to not be there at 54 anyways.

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12 minutes ago, JustWinPlease said:

Johnathan Taylor has everything a #1 RB should have...speed, vision, agility, he's the best RB in this draft and I'm not sure it's even close.

I'm of the belief that Singletary is the complementary RB, and that we still need our #1 workhorse...not the other way around like many others see it.

I think most people here think that the FO thinks highly of Singletary. He’s a 3 down back as well. Proved he can make the tough plays and proved to be elusive and tough to bring down.

 

Im in the boat unless they have a guy there at 54 they are not trading up. I see them getting another RB in the mold of Singletary. 2 RBs equally gifted, tough to bring down, elusive etc. doesn’t matter who’s on the field, the mindset is the same and teams are running all over the field trying to stop these guys.

 

I just ask for a Home run threat. Singletarys vision and ability to make players miss will be hard to find. Even Taylor doesn’t have that.

 

Taylor IMO won’t be there at 54.

 

My 2 RBs are Anthony McFarland or Darryton Evans.... round 4. I want Pittman Jr round 3 and at 54 BPA which I hope is a DE/Edge guy.

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4 minutes ago, CEN-CAL17 said:

I think most people here think that the FO thinks highly of Singletary. He’s a 3 down back as well. Proved he can make the tough plays and proved to be elusive and tough to bring down.

 

Im in the boat unless they have a guy there at 54 they are not trading up. I see them getting another RB in the mold of Singletary. 2 RBs equally gifted, tough to bring down, elusive etc. doesn’t matter who’s on the field, the mindset is the same and teams are running all over the field trying to stop these guys.

 

I just ask for a Home run threat. Singletarys vision and ability to make players miss will be hard to find. Even Taylor doesn’t have that.

 

Taylor IMO won’t be there at 54.

 

My 2 RBs are Anthony McFarland or Darryton Evans.... round 4. I want Pittman Jr round 3 and at 54 BPA which I hope is a DE/Edge guy.

Taylor runs a 4.39 forty...whereas Singletary ran a 4.66 forty.

If you ask me, Taylor has that homerun ability much more than Singletary does.

AJ Dillon is my second choice, because he is a perfect complement to Singletary if you want a RB committee.

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I'd be fine with any of the top 3 at 54, Akers or Moss at 86, or Evans/Vaughn on day 3.

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