Heading into training camp one year ago, the Bills had by far the oldest stable of running backs in the league.
What a difference a year can make.
Heading into this year’s training camp, the Bills boast one of the youngest and most promising backfields in the league. There’s second-year pro-Devin Singletary, who only got stronger throughout his first season as a pro, and rookie Zack Moss, a third-round pick out of Utah.
The hope is that the Bills can create their own version of Thunder and Lightning and that it will become a staple of the offense for years to come. Singletary is known for his elusiveness and ability to make defenders miss. He averaged an incredible 5.1 yards per carrying last year, finishing with 775 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games. Moss is more of a smash-mouth runner, similar in style to former Bills Marshawn Lynch and Frank Gore.
“Zack was a very productive (college player) as you guys know,” Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said. “He really did a good job on his college tape on demonstrating some of the qualities that we’re looking for in a running back. He’s a tough, hard-nosed, downhill guy that for being a bigger body guy, he still has the ability to make people miss in short spaces. We really liked the toughness that he ran with. It’s a really good question, how it’s going to complement. We’ll find out soon enough when the pads come on.
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