During the 2014 NFL Draft, the Bills traded to add Eagles backup running back Bryce Brown. With the addition, Brown joins C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson, Anthony Dixon, and Ronnie Wingo to the running back corps.
This brings up the discussion of where Brown will fall on the depth chart for the Bills. LeSean McCoy, Eagles running back and former colleague of Brown believes that Brown will come in and leapfrog both Spiller and Jackson for the number 1 spot.
LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson had a twitter conversation on the subject.
— Fred Jackson (@Fred22Jackson) May 10, 2014
We know what Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller bring to the table. But what does Bryce Brown bring. Brown did show some talent when he ran for 347 yards in back to back starts for the Eagles last year which were coincidentally his first two NFL starts. This was the first time that this had been done by an Eagles back for more than 60 years. Brown does have some ball security issues as well as a Spiller-esq style to break to many balls to the outside.
Buffalo does have a top five if not the nest RB duo in the league and have the ability to be the most productive tandem this year as long as they stay healthy. I think that Brown will be a good change of pace, relief for both Jackson and Spiller. Even at 33, Jackson strives on competition and will push Brown aside. When Spiller and Jackson are healthy they are a scary scary duo. They feed off of each other to a point read each others mind.
Depth Chart if they keep 4 backs. Wingo is odd man out.