There’s no question that Bills top pick C.J. Spiller has been impressive in the preseason, but in the eyes of the coaching staff a big move up the depth chart is a bit premature.
“We’ve got a long way to go yet,” said head coach Chan Gailey. “We don’t know how that’s going to shake out yet. We’ve got the luxury of three pretty good backs. We’ll make that decision when we get closer there. They may all be in there at the same time you never know on the first play of the game.”
When asked if Spiller’s play has changed Gailey’s initial plans for him, the Bills sideline boss indicated he kind of expected the kind of play from Spiller that we’ve seen thus far.
“To be honest with you I think we had a pretty good idea of what he could do and to say all he’s done is verify that would be sort of an understatement,” said Gailey. “I think we understood and I’m excited about his year.”
Spiller is still a guy to target in the later rounds, whether his status on the depth chart changes before the season begins or not. He's shown enough potential to make himself a nice RB2 or flex option.