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Buffalo Bills Draft C.J. Spiller, Possibilities of Marshawn Lynch Trade?

NEW YORK - APRIL 22:  C.J. Spiller from the Clemson Tigers poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as they hold up a Buffalo Bills jersey after he was selected #9 overall by the Bills during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Robert QuinnCorrespondent IApril 22, 2010

Despite needs at both offense and defensive lines, the Buffalo Bills went the "Best Player Available" route, selecting versatile running back C.J Spiller from Clemson University. A four-year starter at Clemson, Spiller has re-wrote the school's record books, starting in all four years. Spiller holds the FBS record for all-purpose yards, with 7,588.

With widely renowned offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga out of Iowa still on the board at No. 9, I was completely shocked with the selection of Spiller. Considering that Bulaga is projected as a decent right tackle, he seems great for filling an immediate hole, but when Bulaga reaches his potential as a tackle, it will still be only of the caliber of a right tackle.

C.J Spiller is the highest rated running back in the 2010 NFL Draft, and also fits the
"scat-back" prototype running back that head coach Chan Gailey covets so dearly.

With the addition of a versatile threat of the likes of C.J. Spiller, it is quite obvious that the Buffalo Bills are interested in moving Marshawn Lynch. Lynch was a No. 12 overall pick, and has been much more than his worth.

With Chan Gailey's run-first offense, C.J Spiller adds a home-run threat on every play. Last season at Clemson, Spiller averaged 5.3 yards per carry, gaining over 1,200 yards, scoring 16 touchdowns.

While passing on Bryan Bulaga, Dan Williams and Derrick Morgan seemed like atrocities, I have faith in Buddy Nix's draft history

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