Buffalo Bills: Zack Moss provides toughness to running game

Buffalo Bills Zack Moss #2 of the Utah Utes. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills Zack Moss #2 of the Utah Utes. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

After addressing their defense with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills add bruising running back Zack Moss to bolster the running game.

With the 86th pick in the third-round pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills decided to show some love to their offense taking running back Zack Moss.

After seeing Devin Singletary emerge last season, he will get a new running mate in Moss who is not shy to the NFL stage. The cousin of Santana Moss and Sinorice Moss comes to the Bills after becoming the first Utah player with three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

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Like Singletary, Moss is a formidable pass-catching back making 28 receptions and has a low center of gravity that makes him hard to bring down when he has the ball. Having him compliment with Singletary will help ease the load Moss had during his college career as he did take a lot of punishment during his time.

Pro Football Focus had Moss ranked second among the running backs heading into the draft and likely looked at his production during the 2019 season where he had 15 touchdowns, 1,416 yards on 235 attempts. Of course, Moss returned for his senior year which allowed him to improve his numbers but also means he probably got overlooked because he is older.

"“Watching Moss’ game tape is like watching an exercise in controlled violence on just about every carry, but his vision, balance, patience and wiggle are additional skills that help to make him a well-rounded runner.“Personnel evaluators for NFL teams say there is wear and tear that could limit the length of his career. He needs to become more discerning with his physical challenges if he wants to see a second contract. He is a great fit for gap and inside, zone-heavy rushing attacks and could become an effective starter as a middle-round pick.”NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein on Moss."

The Bills can use Moss to help soften opposing defenses and if they can use their new one-two tandem effectively, it should open up options in the passing game. He doesn’t provide a lot of explosiveness but his ability to break tackles has helped him separate himself.

The Draft Network has compared him to Kareem Hunt because of his vision and power. They also believe his ability to handle contact and get to the second level will make him an effective runner.

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