Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Gailey wants to draft a scatback
ORLANDO, Fla. -- On paper, the Buffalo Bills have one of NFL's most impressive backfields.
Fred Jackson rushed for over 1,000 yards last year. Marshawn Lynch did it each of the previous two seasons and went to a Pro Bowl.
But there's one significant problem with the Bills' running back depth chart.
It stops at two.
With that in mind, Bills head coach Chan Gailey said Tuesday morning at the NFL owners meetings that adding another back will be a priority in the draft along with the offensive and defensive lines and a wide receiver.
"I don't mean to insinuate we'd take a running back with the first pick," Gailey told me. "Right now, we only have two running backs on the roster.
"We've got to start to upgrade there in some way, shape or form."
Gailey has a prototype in mind, a complement to the size and power Jackson and Lynch offer.
"There's some good running backs in the draft this year different than what we've got. So change of pace, again, might be something you could do there with a different type of player.
"The guys that are coming out now, there's a bunch of those 5-9, 185-pound or 195-pound, quick-as-a-cat water bugs that are running backs-slash-receivers that might give you a little bit of a punch on the field, maybe make a big play."