The Buffalo Bills finally seemed to get some good production from the running back position towards the end of the 2021 season. Devin Singletary became the workhorse back while Zack Moss and Matt Breida took a full back seat, and both registered 0 snaps in the Bills playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. In the last seven games, Devin Singletary had 630 yards from scrimmage, averaging 4.96 yards per touch.
While Singletary did not put up any crazy stats, he finally gave the Bills a run of games where it looked like they had a guy who could be a lead back. While Singletary did an excellent job with the ball in his hands, he also was a good pass blocker from the running back position. He excelled so much that Buffalo trusted him to take 100% of the offensive snaps in the game against the Chiefs.
Buffalo’s running backs left a lot to be desired outside of that seven-game stretch led by Singletary. Because Buffalo is such a pass-heavy offense and has invested two recent third-round picks into running backs, I would not expect them to make any splash moves at the position. However, it is clear that outside of Devin Singletary, there is not much confidence in the remaining running backs on the roster, which could lead to Brandon Beane looking at the draft for some answers.
The Bills will likely be looking for skillsets that they do not have on their roster currently. While Buffalo could look into free agency for those skills they could find them in the draft at a much lower price. Here are some running backs that will likely be drafted in the mid-late rounds that you should watch for at the NFL Combine.