Bills adds fresh legs, draft RB Devin Singletary in 3rd round


With the 74th overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft, the Buffalo Bills selected FAU running back Devin Singletary.

“Motor”, as he’s known at FAU, is an elusive running back in the mold of LeSean McCoy. Few guys in the nation can make people miss like him, exhibiting an arsenal of jump cuts, stop-and-gos, and juke moves. With Shady on the wrong side of 30, Singletary is the perfect prospect to develop behind him and take over in time.

The 5’8″, 203-pound runner has a knack for finding the endzone, scoring 66 TDs in his three-year NCAA career. No player scored more TDs in that span. In the 2017 season he scored impressive 32 TDs, the highest mark in the nation.

Few backs had a more productive career in college. He amassed 4287 yards on 714 rushing attempts (six yards per carry). He added 397 yards on 51 receptions but just one receiving TD, an area in which he needs to improve.

The former Owl comes to Buffalo in to fight for snaps against veterans LeSean McCoy, Frank Gore, and TJ Yeldon. He should take advantage of the opportunity to learn from some of the most productive RBs in the history of the league, and his selection opens up some possibilities for GM Brandon Beane moving forward. The running back battle will be fun to watch at training camp.