BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — After drafting a defensive end in the 2nd round, the Buffalo Bills went with a running back to wrap things up Friday night, selecting Zack Moss out of Utah with the 86th overall pick.
After a solid year from last year's rookie, Devin Singletary, the Bills are adding another young guy to help the their backfield. Last season with the Utes, Moss finished with 235 rushes for 1,416 yards and 15 touchdowns. He finished his career with 4,067 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns, becoming the first Utah player with three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
Moss also adds presence in the passing game. In his final season with the Utes, he finished third on the team in receptions with 28 catches for 388 yards and two touchdowns.
If Moss can stay healthy, the Bills will have a good 1-2 punch in the backfield. Singletary is reliable and can carry a big load, but adding Moss gives the Bills even more depth. He's similar to Singletary in that he tends to generate yards after contact, rarely going down on the first tackle. He's also shown to be effective on short-yardage plays which gives the Bills a good option on a 3rd and short.
Here's a look ahead for the Bills when the 4th-7th rounds take place on Saturday:
Round 4 - no. 128
Round 5 - no. 167
Round 6 - no. 188
Round 6 - no. 207
Round 7 - no. 239