Could the Buffalo Bills draft arguably the best running back in this year’s draft class?
The Buffalo Bills have one of the top offenses in the NFL and that is due in large part to Josh Allen and the wide receivers he has around him like Stefon Diggs. They were primarily a passing offense last season and this offseason could be looking to find some balance by adding some players at running back.
When considering they don’t have many glaring needs on this roster, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them take one with their first round pick at 25th overall. If that does happen, the pick would likely be Breece Hall out of Iowa State.
Recently, Bleacher Report put together a list of ideal landing spots for some of the players who had an excellent week of testing at the NFL Combine. Breece Hall was part of this group and Alex Ballentine listed the Bills among three teams that would be ideal spots along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins.
"He became just the sixth back since 2003 to earn a 99 athleticism score from Next Gen Stats.It’s worth noting that each of the previous five on that list went in the first round. While taking a back in the first round continues to fall out of fashion, there has been at least one back that has been taken in the first 32 selections in the last seven drafts."
Former Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is a fan of Breece Hall
After the NFL Combine, LeSean McCoy was on Good Morning Football and gave his thoughts on Hall. McCoy knows the position well and was one of the top running backs during the 2010s. He was a Pro Bowler three of his four seasons with Buffalo and had over 3,800 rushing yards during that stretch.
If the Bills were to draft Hall, he would likely be the best player at the position the Bills have had since McCoy. Breece Hall was one of the top running backs in college the past two seasons with over 1,700 yards from scrimmage each year. He would also score 23 total touchdowns each season.
At 5’11” and 217 pounds, he is a running back that can do it all and would be a great fit in Buffalo as he has the size to be a running back that can handle a high volume of carries as well as a quality pass catcher out of the backfield. The fit certainly makes sense but the biggest question will be whether or not Buffalo would want to use a high draft pick on the position.