With the NFL combine having wrapped up in Indianapolis over this week, teams are starting to get a better picture of what this draft class holds. Teams are targeting both wants and needs, but when it comes to the Buffalo Bills, the want and need may fall under the same category.
A long-term solution may be needed at running back for the Bills as Fred Jackson is old and C.J. Spiller is injury-prone. Knowing this, it’s easy to read into the Bills interview with Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams, but don’t get too excited.
Buffalo Bills beat writer Mark Rodak from ESPN.com suggests that while it’s too early to say the Bills are interested in Williams, it’s not all that unrealistic to say that they’re considering him — or any running back, for that matter.
Williams is expected to be a mid-round pick and the Bills have a potential long-term need at running back. Still, it’s dangerous to read into the Bills’ interview, as every NFL team sits down with dozens of players in Indianapolis.
The Bills won’t leap up and reach for a back in the first-round, but they’ll likely target one somewhere. It may not be Williams, but the Bills clearly have an eye out of running backs and we won’t be at all surprised to hear one drafted by Buffalo this May.