Buffalo Bills news, 5/7: C.J. Spiller debated in running back rankings

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Spor

How high should C.J. Spiller be in the NFL's running back rankings? Probably higher than 14th.

AP (then everyone else): Ranking the running backs - NFL.com

Dan Hanzus takes on the surprisingly difficult task of trying to rank the top 30 ball-carriers in football. C.J. Spiller is 14th and Fred Jackson 19th.

ATL writers weigh in on NFL running back debate - NFL.com

Chris Wesseling argues Spiller should be several spots higher on the running back rankings, while the original author starts to come around to the idea that a guy who averaged six yards a carry is better than Alfred-freaking-Morris. Can Spiller be a factor between the tackles?

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On paper, Buffalo's defense should make them better than the 30 Evan Silva ranks them - and Silva agrees - but the defense has to prove it and the offense is a huge question mark.

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Bills star Williams sues to get $785,000 engagement ring back - The Buffalo News
If you care about such things, this is a big one.

AFC East cornerback rankings - AFC East Blog - ESPN
Stephon Gilmore comes in fourth.

Grading the 2010 draft: Buffalo Bills - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"if you take Spiller out of the equation, Buffalo's 2010 draft class mostly was a flop." Ugh. Truth.

Better outlook in 2013: New York Jets QB Geno Smith or Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel? - NFL Videos
"Will New York Jets second-round pick QB Geno Smith outperform Buffalo Bills first-round selection QB EJ Manuel in 2013?"

Sophomore Spotlight: Stephon Gilmore | Buffalo Bills Draft
"The Buffalo Bills will be counting on Stephon Gilmore to improve upon his rookie season with a strong sophomore year."

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