Buffalo Bills: 5 mistakes to avoid in 2023 NFL Draft
By Ryan Heckman
Mistakes the Buffalo Bills must avoid in 2023 NFL Draft: Falling in love with a running back in the first three rounds
More than ever before, we are seeing a trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. The NFL is a business, but even more so, it’s all about scheme. More and more, offensive coordinators are getting head coaching gigs because of the way their scheme changes things in today’s league.
One of those things that coordinators have gotten good at is being able to fit many running backs into their system, and those running backs don’t have to be first-round guys. They don’t have to be big name free agents. In fact, just take a look at a guy like Dameon Pierce last year, or even Elijah Mitchell from a couple seasons ago.
The Bills have James Cook, whom they took in the second round last year, and that’s plenty high in terms of draft capital. They also signed Damien Harris to compliment Cook. Plus, Nyheim Hines is there as the multi-faceted running back. If the Bills were to take another running back within the top three rounds, it would be a mistake. That is no where near a need for this team.
Even going running back in the fourth round would be a mistake, at this point. The offense could use another wide receiver in those first three rounds, if anything. Stay away from running backs, especially high.