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The Combine riser looks to be a mid-round pick in this year’s

 draft"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL DraftNewsBuffalo Bills NFL Draft CoverageReport: Penn State running back Miles Sanders among Buffalo Bills’ pre-draft visitorsNew LeSean McCoy Jerseys Stitched ,25commentsThe Combine riser looks to be a mid-round pick in this year’s draftEDTShareTweetShareShareReport: Penn State running back Miles Sanders among Buffalo Bills’ pre-draft visitorsAccording to Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle, Penn State running back Miles Sanders will visit with the Buffalo Bills prior to the 2019 NFL Draft. Sanders, 21, broke out during his junior year, amassing career highs in carries (220), rushing yards (1,274), rushing touchdowns (9), receptions (24), and receiving yards (124). Prior to his junior year, Sanders served as the primary backup running back to superstar Saquon Barkley in State College Youth Kyle Williams Jerseys , so his role was obviously limited. With Barkley playing for the New York Giants last season, it was Sanders who shined in his stead.At the Scouting Combine, Sanders was one of the clear winners at his position. His 40-yard dash time was tied for seventh among all running backs, as he clocked in at 4.49 seconds. His three-cone drill time led all running backs, as Sanders completed the drill in 6.89 seconds. At 5’11” and 211 lbs, Sanders has the athleticism and the size to succeed in the NFL.Walterfootball’s Charlie Campbell sees Sanders as a second-day pick, and the analyst postulates that Sanders could go as high as 34th overall to the Oakland Raiders. Campbell compares Sanders to Cadillac Williams, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when current Oakland head coach Jon Gruden was in Tampa Bay. Before suffering a devastating knee injury, Williams was an excellent running back as a pro, rushing for 1,178 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie in 2005.Sanders would add some much-needed youth to a Buffalo backfield that boasts the two oldest players in the league at the position currently on an NFL roster: LeSean McCoy Kyle Williams Jerseys Stitched , who turns 31 in July, figures to head the Bills’ backfield, while Frank Gore, who will be 36 in May, will be the primary backup. The Buffalo Bills have holes to fill all over their offensive line. Left tackle Dion Dawkins and center Russell Bodine were sub-par in 2018 while rookie Wyatt Teller was underwhelming. The bigger problem comes at right guard and right tackle, where John Miller and Jordan Mills are both free agents.Miller has a strange journey so far in his NFL career. He started 28 games over his first two NFL seasons, emerging from the 2015 NFL Draft to become the opening-day starter. Then he was relegated to the bench during his third season when Sean McDermott became the Bills head coach. Under offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, Miller’s skill set fell out of favor. After Dennison was fired, he was re-inserted into the starting lineup under coordinator Brian Daboll.So where exactly does he stand heading into free agency? Should he be considered a starter? A depth player?Comparable contractsMichael SchofieldLos Angeles ChargersSigned a two-year, $5 million contract in 2018Schofield didn’t start his first game until his second season, and began his career at tackle.Then he flipped inside to guard during his third season. He was waived by the Denver Broncos prior to his fourth season Youth Doug Flutie Jerseys , but landed with the Los Angeles Chargers. He started five games at tackle in 2017 before they re-signed him on his current two-year deal to be their right guard.Like Miller, he fell out of favor for a while and dealt with setbacks. He’s a borderline starter/reserve player, or at least he was when he signed, and he was about the same age as Miller. He has the ability to swing out to tackle, though, so that adds some value.Joe LooneyDallas CowboysSigned a two-year, $2.1 million contract in 2018Following his rookie contract, Looney signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a depth option on their offensive line, starting just three games in two seasons. He re-signed in Dallas following the 2017 season to backup money but ended up being their starting center in 2018. He had fewer career starts than Miller when he signed his current deal.Billy TurnerDenver BroncosSigned a one-year, $2 million contract in 2018Turner started 14 games for the Miami Dolphins in 2015 and 2016 before being released and claimed by the Denver Broncos. He played in just one game for them in 2017 before re-signing. He started 11 games in 2018 at guard and tackle, filling in after injuries. He is what Mile High Report called a “serviceable guard.”Contract ProjectionIf I’m the Bills Doug Flutie Jerseys Stitched , I offer Miller Vlad Ducasse money because I’m probably only keeping one of them around. Ducasse is set to make $2 million in 2019, the final year of his contract. That number is mostly in line with the other contracts listed above, which value marginal starting guards at just over $2 million per season.Two years, $4.8 million including $500,000 signing bonus2019Pro-rated signing bonus: $250,000Salary: $2 millionCap hit: $2.25 million2020Pro-rated signing bonus: $250,000Salary: $2.3 millionCap hit: $2.55 million
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