Bills go RB in first roundApril 22nd, 2010 at 8:56 pm by John Murphy under 4 Warn Weather
If you believe in drafting for need, it’s a surprise. If you believe you draft the best player–the Bills probably got him.
The selection of Clemson RB C.J. Spiller by the Bills in the first round would probably not surprise those who’ve seen him play. He is a lightning fast (4.32-40 at the combine) playmaker that any team would love to have. Bills GM Buddy Nix and chief scout Tom Modrak compare him to the Saints Reggie Bush, as an all around playmaker on the ground, in the passing game, and in return work.
But the Bills bypassed OT Bryan Bulaga at the ninth slot, and several other defensive players who would have helped. Running back was not an area of need, but the Bills say they’re looking for playmakers. Buddy Nix just told the media here in Orchard Park, “He’s a playmaker. He’s got world class speed and can help in so many ways. We need some excitement.”
The selection was pretty exciting in itself. Let us know what you think.