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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Is running back a position the Bills will address in the draft?

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley could be the best player in the 2018 NFL Draft. "But he's hardly the only quality player at the position in this year's class," Vic Carucci writes in the first installment in a series of position-by-position previews for [BN] Blitz.

Carucci lists the top 10 running backs in the draft, sleepers, and how the position fits into the Bills' potential draft plan: "With LeSean McCoy turning 30 in July and journeyman depth from Chris Ivory, the Bills could use an infusion of youth at running back but it's not as high a priority as several other positions. This might be a spot to address at some point in the middle or even late rounds, where solid talent should be available."

Path to the Passer series: Louisville's Lamar Jackson is 'the most electrifying player in the draft.' | USC's Sam Darnold is a gunslinger who may go No. 1. | Is Josh Rosen a natural fit for the Bills? | Mason Rudolph presents plenty to like in a quarterback prospect ... with one notable exception. | Is Josh Allen worth a ransom? | Is Baker Mayfield the next Drew Brees? | The "other guys" in this year's QB class.

Vic Carucci's mailbag: Who is the most likely trading partner for the Bills? What is the chance that no team in the top five will be willing to trade down?

NFL Draft trade simulator: Run the numbers for yourself and figure out the how the Bills can move up in the draft.

Pre-draft visits: LSU cornerback Jared Tokarz, a former teammate of the Bills' first-round pick a year ago, Tre'Davious White, has reportedly scheduled a top 30 visit with Buffalo. He joins Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward. On the quarterback front, Mason Rudolph visited over the weekend and Baker Mayfield will visit this week.


Jim Kelly continues to progress: Read an encouraging update from Kelly's surgeon and watch an Instagram video of the Hall of Fame quarterback walking out of the ICU.

Offseason trackerBookmark this page to stay up to date on the latest activity and key developments from free agency in the pre-draft process.

On draft: Do you enjoy beer and Bills memorabilia? Join us at our pre-draft party on April 20. Tim Graham, Vic Carucci and Jay Skurski will be there to answer your questions and a local appraiser will be on hand to tell you what your Buffalo treasure is worth. More details here.


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