The Buffalo Bills’ use of FaceTime to meet with prospects continues as, according to reports, the team conducted a player interview with former Appalachian State running back Darrynton Evans. This meet-up comes immediately on the heels of plenty of others, including three last week. Similar to those prospect meetings, Evans is projected to be selected anywhere from the fourth to the sixth round in the upcoming draft.
The 2020 Draft is a deep one for running backs, and in such a situation it’s common for solid players like Evans to be lost in the shuffle. The 5’10”, 200-lb back is a bit of an upright runner, but possesses the long speed necessary to become a home-run hitter. Evans excels when he has space to operate and can accelerate quickly through traffic. More of a zone-runner, the former Mountaineer also displays solid hands in the passing game.
For the Bills, instead of a bruiser between the tackles, Evans would bring big-play ability that the team currently lacks at the position. For all his talent, Devin Singletary just doesn’t have the long speed to be a threat to score from anywhere on the field. If he were to be drafted by the team, Evans would bring that ability while providing a nice change of pace from the second-year runner.