Buffalo Bills: Why Devin Singletary can be even better in 2020
By Daniel Bruce
What makes Singletary so good?
With below average speed and on the shorter side for a running back, how does Singletary constantly produce positive plays?
While the sophomore is not the fastest he uses his great short area quickness and agility to make tacklers miss, especially with his stop on a dime juke move. Against the Steelers, Singletary makes a crazy juke move on the Steelers defender and proceeds to pick up another 10 yards after the move resulting in a near touchdown:
The Buffalo Bills starting running back can make anyone miss in a phone booth and he will consistently make tacklers miss and more often that not get first downs. His short area quickness is where he will make his money, not much different than former Bills running back LeSean McCoy. This play may remind fans of the former Bills running back:
Meeting Singletary in the hole is a situation defenders will dread, he makes the Broncos defenders miss and then bounced around another defender for a significant gain.
Its very tough to come in contact with Singletary as he is so elusive that he can just make defenders totally whiff on tackles, as evidence with him finishing second in the NFL in rushes of 10+ yards before contact:
He hits holes at full speed and can gain yards quick without a defender to stop him.
With his short and stocky frame at 5’7″ and 203 pounds, he is very tough to wrap up with his low center of gravity and it helps him to consistently breaks tackles. Finishing tied for 14th in the NFL in broken tackles with 20, despite having less rushing attempts than every runner ahead of him.
Singletary also held his own in pass protection, with his short and stalky build making him tough to penetrate for oncoming rushers.