3 available running backs that make sense for Bills to pair with James Cook

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Braelon Allen

Coming in at 6’2”, 245 lbs, and only 20 years old, should be the Bills' number 1 option for the number 2 position. When Allen has the ball, he almost invites contact and then guarantees yards after contact.

While not really a receiving threat, but with goal-line and short-yardage abilities, Braelon Allen was also relied on in pass protection; not afraid to pick up a block when needed. Allen also shares the same alma mater as the 2021 lead rusher, Jonathon Taylor, the University of Wisconsin, and if the prospect can get even a fraction of that production, it will have been a great pickup.

The consensus on Allen is that he is a Day 3 prospect, most likely going in the late 4th or early 5th rounds. This may be undervalued and probably shouldn’t be considered a reach if he goes in the late 3rd or early 4th round.

If the consensus projections are correct, then that falls perfectly for the Bills, who have Pick 128 in the 4th round. A trade-up to the late 3rd or early 4th shouldn’t be out of the question if the trade capital hasn’t been exhausted by then.