The 2021 NFL Draft is exactly one week away and the Buffalo Bills are in the final stretch as they prepare for the three-day event. The Bills have one of the best rosters in the league and are entering the NFL Draft without many glaring needs.
While this gives them some flexibility, there are still some positions that should be given a little higher priority. These are positions that they necessarily don’t have to address but a new player or two could have a greater impact than some other positions.
I have ranked the six positions that the Buffalo Bills could address taking into account the position’s importance along with who is currently on the roster.
7. Running Back
Last year, the Buffalo Bills run game was underwhelming and finished 20th in the league at only 107.7 yards per game. This in theory would be a position that should be higher but the circumstances around the position don’t make this a priority.
The Bills’ offense with Brian Daboll calling the plays and Josh Allen under center became one of the top passing attacks in the league. For most of the season, they were able to essentially move the ball through the air with ease. While a balanced attack would be great, it is hard to see them moving away from this gameplan.
The Bills also have dedicated high draft picks to the position the prior two years in the form of Devin Singletary and Zack Moss. They also have signed Matt Breida, who is a home run threat, and have Antonio Williams, who could be a diamond in the rough.
While I wouldn’t fault them drafting Najee Harris or Travis Etienne in the first round, if they pass those two I don’t see another running back that improves the position enough to warrant a selection unless they were to trade away one of their top running backs to create additional snaps.