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Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Running back C.J. Spiller: The Bills were set at running back with veterans Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch but Spiller gives them a change-of-pace threat on par with Reggie Bush. A luxury pick for a team that needed so many things? Perhaps, but the Bills also needed a reason for fans to get excited after passing on a blue-chip quarterback.
A closer look at the Bills picks: Round 1/9 -- C.J. Spiller, RB, 5-10, 196, Clemson, With 7,588 career all-purpose yards, Spiller was one of the most electrifying and productive players in NCAA history. Of his 51 career touchdowns, 21 were 50 yards or longer. Has world-class speed but it's all packaged in a true football player. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout C.J. Spiller News
03/14/15 - RB C.J. Spiller left the Bills for the Saints Friday (March 13), agreeing to terms on a four-year, $18 million contract worth $18 million that includes a $5 million signing bonus and $9 million guaranteed.
Spiller, 5-11, 200 pounds, is a five-year NFL veteran who was the ninth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills out of Clemson. In five seasons in Buffalo, Spiller appeared in 70 games with 36 starts and carried 668 times for 3,321 yards (5.0 avg.) with 12 touchdowns. He caught 158 passes for 1,195 yards with six touchdowns. On special teams, Spiller returned 16 punts for 302 yards (12.1 avg.) and has brought back 60 kickoffs for 1,463 yards (24.4 avg.) with two touchdowns.
In 2014, Spiller appeared in nine games with five starts for the Bills and carried 78 times for 300 yards, caught 19 passes for 125 yards with one touchdown and brought back 10 kickoffs for 306 yards (30.6 avg.) with one touchdown. He was sidelined for seven games with a collarbone injury.
Spiller, a native of Lake Butler, Fla., enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2012 when he played in all 16 games with nine starts and carried 207 times for 1,244 yards (6.0 avg.) with six touchdowns and also tallied 459 receiving yards on 43 catches with two scoring grabs. He finished third in the NFL in yards per carry, sixth in total yards from scrimmage (1,703) and eighth in rushing yards and was selected to the Pro Bowl.
03/04/15 - RB C.J. Spiller never really fulfilled his promise as the No. 9 pick of the 2010 draft. Spiller rushed for 3,321 yards (5.0 per carry) and 12 touchdowns and caught 158 passes for 1,195 yards and six TDs. He struggled mightily running between the tackles, and his penchant to bounce everything outside hurt him. Also, he was somewhat of a disappointment in the passing game, and his inability to pass block cost him vast playing time. However, he is tremendously talented and could flourish in the right system.
12/29/14 - RB C.J. Spiller touched the ball only six times and managed 19 yards. He finished with 300 yards rushing and 125 yards receiving.
12/22/14 - RB C.J. Spiller returned after a seven-week layoff and had a miserable game. He carried four times for minus-4 yards, and caught four passes for 14 yards.
12/21/14 - RB C.J. Spiller returned to action Sunday against Oakland after missing seven games with a broken clavicle. Spiller, who had been on the injured reserve/designated for return list, carried four times for minus-four yards. He fumbled once but landed on the ball, avoiding a turnover.