The Buffalo Bills grabbed a solid prospect in round 3 when they selected Florida Atlantic RB Devin Singletary, and according to the NFL Network, the 5-9, 200-pound back, is a “mini LeSean McCoy” because of his running style. At some point, the Bills will have to replace the 30-year-old McCoy, and maybe Singletary is the answer.
In three seasons at Florida Atlantic, Singletary ran for over 4000 yards with 66 rushing touchdowns.
Bills GM Brandon Beane explained why the team chose Singletary.
“As I said earlier, we followed the board, and he was sticking out,” Beane said on Friday night. “We felt like he was the best player on the board and you’ve got to follow that. We know we’ve got some age there too, so to add a young guy, we felt was a smart move not only for this year but for the future. Again, Sean [McDermott] said it, we believe in competition. LeSean McCoy is still here. Before you ask that question, he’s still the starter. We roll the ball out; there’s no questions about that. Devin [Singletary], just like we said about Cody [Ford] and Ed [Oliver], he’ll come in here and compete. Wherever he slots when we get ready to play games is where it’ll end up being.”
With the addition of veteran RB Frank Gore, 35, the Bills are a little old at the running back position, and at some point, they need to find a replacement for their top back, McCoy, and as we know about the NFL, it’s about getting younger and cheaper, and Singletary is more youthful and less expensive. Also, the Bills signed former Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon thIs offseason, which adds depth to the running back position. It should be interesting to see what role Singletary will have with the Bills in 2019.