The Buffalo Bills’ pick of Zack Moss has gone vastly underrated.
The Buffalo Bills are one of the NFL’s most dangerous, most underrated teams heading into the 2020 season.
Not only did Buffalo make some big waves this offseason by trading for wide receiver Stefon Diggs and drafting Iowa defensive end AJ Epenesa, but they also return the most snaps played from the 2019 season of any team in the NFL.
Continuity in today’s NFL is rare, but the Bills are bringing back almost 90 percent of their total snaps from a season ago when they won 10 games.
That is a significant number and something the Bills can hang their hat on in a shortened offseason with no OTAs in person and a potentially shortened preseason/training camp due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although the team’s biggest splash in the 2020 offseason was trading for Stefon Diggs, the Bills made a seriously underrated pick in the 2020 NFL Draft of Utah running back Zack Moss.
Moss was a workhorse for Utah
Moss is the all-time rushing leader in Utah history with over 4,000 rushing yards and 41 total offensive touchdowns (38 rushing, three receiving).
At 5-foot-9, 223 pounds, Moss is a bowling ball at the running back position who doesn’t have the most explosive athletic traits, but he is one of the most productive runners in this rookie class at breaking tackles and making defenders crazy with his ability to keep his feet moving through contact.
The Bills’ leading rusher last season in terms of attempts was veteran Frank Gore.
Nothing against the legendary and ageless Frank Gore, but the Bills may have an even more dynamic duo at the running back position this year in Moss and 2019 third-round pick Devin Singletary, another bowling ball of a back at 5-foot-7, 207 pounds who averaged over five yards per carry as a rookie adding a pair of touchdowns as both a runner and receiver.
Singletary and Moss provide the Bills with two backs who simply don’t go down on first contact and make life that much easier for Josh Allen both in the running game and as backs who excel catching passes out of the backfield.
The pick of Moss wasn’t met with a ton of fanfare outside of Buffalo, but the Bills’ running game has been rejuvenated and it wouldn’t be surprising if Moss were the team’s lead ball-carrier by season’s end.
The Bills are a veteran team with enough experience on both sides of the ball that a rookie like Moss should be able to step in immediately and have success his rookie season.