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Zach Line could add to Buffalo's rushing attack what it has lacked since Marshawn Lynch left: pure power.
Line is listed at 6'1'' and 230 pounds and compares to Peyton Hillis in his style of play. Line was named a First-Team All Conference USA player in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and was the Conference USA Player of the Year in 2012, as well as leading the conference in rushing in both 2010 and 2011.
He finished the 2012 season with 1,278 rushing yards, a 4.6 yards per carry average and 13 touchdowns. Line also added 33 receptions, proving he is a well-rounded and versatile player.
In 13 games this season, Line finished only two with under 70 yards, proving his consistency.
Although the Bills already have a tremendous running back in C.J. Spiller and a great compliment in Fred Jackson, Line would add a new dimension to the rushing attack.
Line will fight through tacklers and fight for every yard, making him dangerous in third-and-short situations and on the goal line. He could replace Brad Smith in that lousy wildcat package—if Doug Marrone chooses to keep it—and would be instrumental to any red-zone success.
Line is a solid blocker if needed but more of a Hillis or Mike Alstott, which can never hurt a team. He could be similar to how Dorin Dickerson developed, as a halfback/fullback/tight end hybrid. Regardless of his role, Line can play and would be a fifth-round steal.
If the Bills are looking for a diamond in the rough, Line would be the correct selection and add a powerful dimension to the offense.