Bills add to backfield with Zack Moss in 3rd round

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The Buffalo Bills selected running back Zack Moss out of Utah in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 86th overall.

Moss is an ideal complement to Devin Singletary. The rookie power runner can handle early-down carries while Singletary soaks up the passing targets.

Moss will jump in as the replacement for Frank Gore, who was allowed to hit free agency. Singletary was taken in the third round of last year's draft.

Prospect Profile

School: Utah
Height: 5-9
Weight: 223 lbs

Positives

  • Three years of productive starting experience
  • Ideal size and frame with an athletic build and a low center of gravity
  • Smooth runner with an excellent ability to cut without losing speed
  • Great contact balance and ability to shift his body in a number of directions
  • Generates yards after contact - it's rare to see the first defender bring him down
  • High-effort player and effective on short-yardage plays
  • Very good field vision at all levels

Negatives

  • Not the most explosive running back and his speed is below average
  • Ran limited routes in Utah's offense
  • Often tries to do too much to make a play - worked in the Pac-12 but may not in the pros
  • NFL teams don't often desire runners with this much trek on their tires

Bottom line

It's easy to see how Moss' game translates to the NFL level thanks to his elusiveness and vision. The reigning Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year checks off nearly every box teams look for in a feature back, but he has three full years as a starter under his belt and is undeveloped in the passing game. Moss projects best within an inside-zone scheme with his ability to see cutback lanes when the initial hole is filled.

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