4 ripple effects of the Buffalo Bills signing Jamaal Williams: Perfect complement to James Cook and Nyheim Hines
The Buffalo Bills drafted James Cook in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft and he was considered one of the more dynamic running backs in the class. He was an excellent receiving running back and had great elusiveness once he got into space but isn’t considered to be a running back that can handle 15 to 20 carries per game.
The Bills also traded for Nyheim Hines during the season and he is similar to Cook in that he is a top-tier receiver out of the backfield but is not a running back that teams want running between the tackles.
That is why a player like Jamaal Williams is a perfect complement to these two running backs and the Buffalo Bills could build a backfield similar to what the Detroit Lions had last year.
Jamaal Williams averaged 15 carries per game and this allowed D’Andre Swift to be more of a receiving threat but also more efficient when he did run the ball as his yards per carry increased from 4.1 yards per carry in 2021 to 5.5 yards per carry last year.