4 positions the Buffalo Bills don’t have to worry about in 2023 NFL Draft

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Running Back

Earlier in the offseason, the Buffalo Bills were a popular landing spot for some of the top running backs in this year’s draft class, like Bijan Robinson. The logic was certainly sound as the Bills’ offense has not been very effective running the ball, outside of Josh Allen.

However, this offseason the team added Damien Harris and restructured Nyheim Hines’ contract and with these two, alongside second round pick James Cook, there is a case to be made that this is the most well-rounded position group the Buffalo Bills have had in a few years.

The Bills now have a power back in Damien Harris, that can carry the ball 10-15 times a game between the tackles and in those short-yardage situations. They also have Nyheim Hines, who is a threat out of the backfield as well as a player who can line up in the slot to capitalize on mismatches.

However, the biggest difference this year is James Cook, who is a home-run threat and a dynamic ball carrier in space. He will be more of a threat in the pass game but can still be a contributor on the ground.

While the position doesn’t have long-term stability with Damien Harris on a one-year contract, and Nyheim Hines is once again a cut candidate next offseason, this year the Buffalo Bills have set themselves up for success at the running back position that doesn’t need any additional pieces.