Bills to Draft Texas RB Bijan Robinson? Why the Pick Makes Sense

Barring a trade, the Buffalo Bills are set to make their first selection late in the opening round at No. 27 overall.

 The team could take multiple routes with the first pick, and it's anyone's guess who Bills general manager Brandon Bean has his eye on.

But one consistent name that keeps popping up as the Bills' potential first-round pick is that of Texas Longhorns running back Bijan Robinson.

And at a time of year where predictions, projections and everything else of the sort runs amuck,

Robinson to Buffalo continues to look like a realistic pairing due to the combination of where the Bills are making their first pick and the needs of each in front of them.

In a mock draft released by Yahoo Sports on Thursday,

 the Bills are once again projected to snag Robinson at a spot where he might just be too good to pass up on., NFL Network, and The Ringer are just a few of the other sites that have projected the Bills to select Robinson. See the trend?

But here's why this prediction continues to be one that makes sense for Buffalo ...

The Bills, who could potentially lose running back Devin Singletary in free agency,

haven't had a 1,000-yard rusher since 2017 and will need to take some of the load off of Josh Allen's legs.

The team seemed to have an eye on remedying this issue last April by selecting running back James Cook in the second round,

 but he continued to find himself in a timeshare this past season.