Through their first four picks, the Buffalo Bills went for a need with every single selection. In the fifth round, the Bills opted for depth and special teams.
With the 156th overall selection, the Bills took Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams. Described as a downhill runner, the 6-foot, 223-pound player had to sit out the entire 2015 season with a torn ligament in his foot.
In 2014, Williams was named a member of the All-SEC second team, rushing for 1,190 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Bills said he’s a depth addition that will have to contribute on special teams, although as a feature back at Arkansas, Williams never did much in the third phase of the game.
Williams will compete with Mike Gillislee and James Wilder, Jr. to be the third-string running back in 2016.