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Draft analysts’ take on Buffalo Bills third-round pick, RB Devin Singletary

The Bills now have four running backs who would warrant touches

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Earlier this offseason, the Buffalo Bills added two running backs in free agency in Frank Gore and T.J. Yeldon. With the 74th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Bills took Devin Singletary, a running back out of FAU.

Joe Marino of The Draft Network and Lance Zierlein of have this to say about Singletary:

Joe Marino

Singletary projects most favorably to a zone scheme where he elusive traits, agility and ability to find creases is maximized. While he hasn’t been a standout receiver, evolving that component of his game will be critical in carving out a prominent NFL role. For a player of his stature and style, Singletary lacks true game-changing speed and quickness that would be preferred for his profile. His ability to find space and make tacklers miss should warrant touches, but how he develops the rest of his game will define his career and role.

Lance Zierlein

Undersized, three-down back with rare improvisational skill and toughness through contact to squeeze every yard he can from each carry. Singletary was asked to catch it less in 2018, but he’s a tough cover out of the backfield and has the dog in him to step up and deliver a lick in blitz pickup. He ran poorly and did not test well in short-area quickness events at the combine, which could hurt his draft standing, but might not deter him from NFL success as a complementary runner.

Singletary didn't test well at the NFL Combine but that doesn't mean he won't have success. Although, he is now the fourth running back and will need to compete for a spot on the roster. The likelihood of the Bills holding onto four roster spots for running backs is slim to none, so between McCoy, Gore, Yeldon and Singletary, one of these players won't make the 53-man roster.