The Buffalo Bills have talent at many positions, but no spot is more talented or filled with depth than the running back unit.
LeSean McCoy is one of the most elusive backs in the NFL and his complement, Karlos Williams, put up nine touchdowns in his rookie season while rushing for 517 yards on 93 attempts (5.6 yards per carry). Late in the season, the Bills added Mike Gillislee and the back averaged 5.7 yards per game and showed big play ability on runs outside of the tackles. This trio alone is scary, but the Bills added even more talent to their roster in the offseason.
James Wilder Jr. was signed and Jonathan Williams was added to the roster in the draft. Wilder has looked impressive at OTAs and Williams was recently called a "tremendous value" pick. Put it all together and the Bills have one of the scariest position groups in the NFL.
Bucky Brooks on NFL.com agrees and listed the Bills running backs at No. 10 on his scariest position groups. Here's what Brooks said about Buffalo's backs:
Buffalo Bills' running backs: Rex Ryan's "ground and pound" attack features an electric veteran (LeSean McCoy) with explosive shake-and-bake skills and a big-bodied youngster (Karlos Williams) with big-play potential. In addition, the Bills have an emerging runner in Mike Gillislee with outstanding balance, body control and burst. I predict that, in an offense committed to pounding the ball between the tackles, the Bills' talented stable of runners will anchor the NFL's top-ranked rush attack for the second straight season.