Buffalo Bills 2021 Player Profile: Running Back Zack Moss
Can Zack Moss jumpstart the run game in his second season with the Buffalo Bills?
The Buffalo Bills for the second year in a row used a third round pick on a running back when they selected Zack Moss in the 2020 NFL Draft, one year after taking Devin Singletary in the same round in the 2019 NFL Draft. The hope was that Moss would be able to compliment Singletary in the run game and gives this offense a dynamic duo at the position.
The run game didn’t have overwhelming success but both running backs showed flashes at times with Zack Moss playing better in the second half of the year. Let’s take a look at Zack Moss’ rookie season and what the expectations should be in second season.
Position: Running Back
Weight: 205 pounds
Years of Experience: 2
Zack Moss finished his rookie season with 112 rushing attempts, 481 rushing yards, averaged 4.3 yards per carry, and had four rushing touchdowns. He also had 14 receptions on 18 targets for 95 receiving yards with one receiving touchdown.
Expectations for the 2021 season with the Buffalo Bills
Last year, Zack Moss got off to a slow start which could be attributed to him being a rookie and there being limited offseason practices and no preseason games. However, as the season went on Moss started to surpass Devin Singletary in terms of snaps and touches.
There was a three game stretch from Week 13 to Week 15 with Moss getting 12 or more carries in each game, which happened only once prior to that stretch. After resting in Week 17, Moss seemed to once again be in line for a big workload in the Wild Card Round but suffered an ankle injury which forced him to miss the remainder of the playoffs.
While Moss hasn’t participated much in offseason workouts, he appears to be on track to be ready for training camp. If he plays well during the preseason, Moss should enter the regular season as the lead running back. He is a bigger running back that brings more to the position than Singletary and the trend at the end of last season should continue in 2021.