The Buffalo Bills are busy hosting talented skill position players on pre-draft visits, and they will have a star wide receiver in town next week in LSU Tigers product Odell Beckham Jr. Sleeper WR prospect Cody Latimer and top-ranked tight end Eric Ebron have been known visits for the Bills, and the team announced yesterday, link from the National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson, that LSU running back product Jeremy Hill also visited the team.
Hill has plenty of red flags on his resume, and the only reason why he was allowed to stay with the Tigers was because Les Miles left things up to a team vote. He seemingly turned things around, but teams can’t count on that and will have to vet him closely. This pre-draft visit is definitely part of that vetting process.
It’s clear that the Bills have interest in adding another running back to their talented tandem of C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, as they even showed some trade interest in Chris Johnson. Hill could be picked before the third day due to his talent, but I would wait until the third day if I were the Bills. This is a guy with too many character concerns for them to take earlier, and the Bills should really only draft a running back later on in the draft. Spiller and Jackson will be free agents soon, but Hill isn’t someone worth taking earlier. He could be a feature back in this league, but he might not even be a top five RB in this draft class on talent alone (Isaiah Crowell has at least as many red flags but is a more talented prospect). It’s worth it for the Bills to take a close look at him, but I would only expect him to be an option late in the draft.