Buffalo Bills: Re-drafting each pick from the 2017 NFL Draft
Round 5 (171st overall)
Original Selection: Nathan Peterman, QB (Pittsburgh)
Re-Draft Selection: Aaron Jones, RB (UTEP)
While the Buffalo Bills didn’t want to use their first round pick on a quarterback, they did select one in the fifth with the selection of Nathan Peterman. He is a player that most fans won’t forget, and this isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Peterman started four games for the Bills between 2017 and 2018 but never finished a game he started. This was due either to injury or being benched. He was released prior to the 2019 season and in eight total games, he threw three touchdowns to 12 interceptions.
A much better pick here would have been Aaron Jones out of UTEP. The Bills did have LeSean McCoy on the roster but could have used depth with the departure of Mike Gillislee in free agency.
As for Jones, he has been a pretty good running back for the Green Bay Packers and just had a breakout season with 1,084 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns in 2019. He would have been a perfect back to have behind McCoy who could eventually take over the starting role.