Buffalo Bills: Scouting the 2017 NFL Draft for a Running Back
By Daniel Hahn
Stanley “Boom” Williams – Kentucky
Junior, 5’9, 196lbs
366 carries, 2,511 yards, and 18TDs
If you read my preview of potential centers the Buffalo Bills could draft, you would know I have UK bias, but hear me out on this one. Boom Williams does have big play ability and he was the Wildcats’ leading rusher the past two seasons.
Williams will be able to come into the NFL and be a capable kick returner, as he also worked that position during his time at UK. He does have a bit of an injury history that will concern teams. He never missed significant time, but struggled to stay off the injury report from week to week.
Buffalo Bills Projected NFL Draft Round: 7 or Undrafted
Williams is a former 4-star high school recruit, who played in the SEC for 3 seasons. He can bring another returner into the fold and a big-play running back if scouts determine he can run in a zone-blocking system.
Taking a shot on a guy like Williams may be the most likely thing you see the Bills do. Coming in as a 7th rounder in the NFL Draft or undrafted free agent provides them the least financial risk to adding new elements to the offense.
With all the injuries that can happen to a running back, training camp bodies are also a necessity.
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