Round 2, 55th Overall: Zach Charbonnet, RB (UCLA)
In the second round, the Buffalo Bills begin to turn their focus to the run game and select one of the top running backs in this year’s draft class, Zach Charbonnet out of UCLA.
Charbonnet started his collegiate career at Michigan and in 2019 had 726 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. After a shortened 2020 season where he played in only five games and had 124 rushing yards, Charbonnet transferred to UCLA and had an excellent season with 1,137 rushing yards, 13 touchdowns with 24 receptions, and 197 receiving yards.
At 6’1″ and 220 pounds, Charbonnet is a powerful runner that can pick up those tough yards in the middle of the field which is something the Bills have lacked with Devin Singletary and Zack Moss. However, he also has enough speed and burst to challenge defenses on the edge.
It would be hard to imagine the Buffalo Bills completely changing the running back position and pairing Charbonnet with Devin Singletary, as the change of pace back, could be the start to a quality rushing attack.