The Buffalo Bills want ALL the running backs.
"You can never have enough backs," offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Tuesday. "You just can't."
That explains why the team drafted Florida State's Karlos Williams in the fifth round -- adding him to a crowded room that already includes veterans LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson, Boobie Dixon and Bryce Brown.
"We've got some really good ones, so that'll make for some interesting formations in the preseason, for sure," Roman said.
Depth at a position is one thing. Roman was asked if that depth can ever go from being a good problem to just ... a problem, given that there is only so much time that can be devoted to evaluating each player.
"That's never a bad problem," Roman said. "Good players: bring them. More. More. More. Keep bringing them and there’ll be plenty of opportunity for everybody and a lot of guys are taking advantage of it right now as we speak."
In fact, the Bills wouldn't be opposed to adding another running back to the roster, although to do so would require a player to be released since the team is at the 90-man roster limit.
"You bring in the best competition that you can," running backs coach Anthony Lynn said. " I don't think my room is any more crowded than I've had in recent years. We needed the numbers. We needed to get another back. Hell, we may even add another up."
Lynn said the grind of training camp might require a fresh set of legs.
"It's a lot of reps, a lot of hits," he said. "If you're going to run the football, you can't have enough good backs on a team, in my opinion."
Not surprisingly, Lynn wouldn't put a number on how many backs the Bills can realistically keep on their 53-man roster.
"We'll keep the best football players," he said. "We'll take them all to camp and we'll see. We'll see how it plays out. I love the combination and the skillset that we have in the backfield right now."