Ranking the five best running backs on the Buffalo Bills 2022 schedule

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (Syndication: The Tennessean)
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The Buffalo Bills had one of the best defenses in the NFL but one area that they seemed to struggle with at times was defending the run, like the game against the Colts when Jonathan Taylor ran for 185 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

This offseason, the Bills tried to improve their run defense by almost completely changing their defensive line by adding DaQuan Jones, Tim Settle, and Jordan Phillips but also bringing back Shaq Lawson, who does a good job against the run coming off the edge.

This new defensive line is certainly going to be tested this season as the Buffalo Bills have a number of excellent running backs on their schedule. I go through and rank the Top 5 on the Buffalo Bills schedule in 2022.

 Ranking the five best running backs on the Buffalo Bills 2022 schedule

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Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings (Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) /

60. . . . Dalvin Cook. 5. player

The first running back on this list is Dalvin Cook who is the brother of Buffalo Bills rookie running back James Cook. In the past three seasons, Cook has been very productive in the Vikings’ offense with at least 1,100 rushing yards each season and has had 35 total rushing touchdowns over that span.

While he may not be at the level of his brother James, Dalvin Cook has also been a threat as a receiver out of the backfield and has averaged 44 receptions per season. He is one of the more complete running backs in the NFL because he can beat offenses in a number of different ways.

The biggest question with Cook is whether or not his best seasons are already behind him. This past season while he still had over 1,100 rushing yards he did show some signs of starting to slow down. Even with that slight decrease, he is still one of the best in the league and the Buffalo Bills’ defense will have a tough task ahead of them in Week 10.