RB NYJ (11)
5 years ago

Bilal Powell rushed 12 times for 56 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards in the Jets' Week 17 loss to Buffalo.

Powell made obvious strides in his second NFL season, but not nearly enough to indicate he's capable of becoming a foundation running back in New York. The 24-year-old finished with 437 yards and four touchdowns on 110 carries (3.97 YPC) while chipping in 17 receptions. Powell was unable to overtake fellow plodder Shonn Greene for the Jets' starting job. Ideally, Powell would return to New York in 2013 as a No. 2 or No. 3 running back. He can play in the passing game and on special teams, but lacks explosive running ability.