The Buffalo Bills were busy this week in Indianapolis meeting with a number of players in the 2023 NFL Draft. One of those players was running back Bijan Robinson out of Texas, and according to Josh Reed with WIVB said on Saturday he did meet formally with the Bills.
Bijan Robinson is not only the top running back in this year’s NFL Draft but arguably one of the best players overall. He is the most complete running backs as a three-down running back that can not only run the ball but is an excellent receiver out of the backfield.
In three seasons at Texas, Robinson had 3,410 rushing yards, 33 rushing touchdowns and averaged 6.3 yards per rushing attempt. He also had 60 receptions, 805 receiving yards with eight receiving touchdowns, and an impressive 13.5 yards per reception.
Will Bijan Robinson even be available when the Buffalo Bills are on the clock in the first round?
There is no question that Bijan Robinson is one of the top players in this class and has the potential to be the best running back in the NFL in the coming years. This type of talent usually gets drafted in the Top 10 and wouldn’t even be a consideration for the Buffalo Bills in the latter parts of the first round.
However, the running back position is one that has been devalued over the year and the fact that he is a running back is the only reason that this could even be a discussion for the Bills.
The running back position is one that has been somewhat of an issue for the team over the past few seasons. With Devin Singletary set to be a free agent, Bijan Robinson could have an immediate impact and be the starter for this offense in Week 1.
This does leave the question of what the team does with James Cook, who showed potential down the stretch last year. He could be a pass catching back, which is something he excels in, but with a talent like Bijan Robinson, there may not be much left in terms of work for a player like Cook.