With the No. 156 overall pick in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams.
In Williams, the Bills are taking on a player that missed the entirety of the 2015 season with a broken foot. In his three college seasons prior to that, however, Williams was a highly productive running back for the Razorbacks in the SEC; he finished his college career with 2,321 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns at 5.7 yards per carry, and 345 yards and six more touchdowns on 26 receptions.
Williams also fits the profile of a running back that fits into the Greg Roman offense: he's big (5'11", 220 pounds) with enough speed (4.63 seconds in the 40-yard dash with a 1.57-second 10-yard split) and quickness to produce around the line of scrimmage. In Buffalo, he'll add to the depth of a Bills backfield that could be dealing with a LeSean McCoy suspension early in the season, and which also features Karlos Williams, Mike Gillislee, and James Wilder, Jr.
The Bills have two more picks to make this afternoon, both of which occur in the sixth round.
2016 Bills draft picks
|1||19||Buffalo Bills||Shaq Lawson||OLB||Clemson|
|2||41||Buffalo Bills||Reggie Ragland||ILB||Alabama|
|3||80||Buffalo Bills||Adolphus Washington||DL||Ohio State|
|4||139||Buffalo Bills||Cardale Jones||QB||Ohio State|
|5||156||Buffalo Bills||Jonathan Williams||RB||Arkansas|