As the Buffalo Bills continue to search and find success in missing pieces to their puzzle, the 38-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC championship game exposed several other positions to address the next 2021-2022 season.
Off rip, I analyze the backfield. Establishing the run to take the pressure off of Josh Allen is crucial for success in the passing game, we all know this. RB Devin Singletary, Florida Atlantic University’s lowkey prospect out of the Conference-USA exceeded expectation on his rookie season. On 151 attempts, that man snagged 775 yards for an average of 5.1 yards per carry developing a highlight real of cuts. Fans thought it was only up from there but it ended up a slight step back from his first year outing. Singletary carried 156 times for 687 yards, an average of 4.4 YPC. Still holding it down for cutting on a dime.
They did draft, Zach Moss, RB out of the University of Utah in last year’s draft who did his part too. So the real question is will they snag a productive free agent OR draft a running back for the third year in a row? Well, it is a strong possibility they draft. The bills front office in the recent years have tended to find the low price tag, high upside players more times than none.
General Manager, Brandon Beane, and the bills have collectively come a long way making this a desired team to WANT to play for. Bringing in the right guys on both sides of the ball. The defense has pieced together nicely and the receiver core has become stacked.
BUFFALO TO BUFFALO?
From the University of Buffalo to the Buffalo Bills? Wouldnt be the first time we've seen it. Tyree Jackson was an undrafted free agent QB in 2019 who was eventually waived during final roster cuts on August 31st, 2019 with no need for more QB depth. But this time around UB has a star draft prospect at the RB position.
Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you; Jaret Patterson.
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Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson (26) head to head with Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons (11)
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As you can see this beast Patterson has been racking yards breaking 1,000 yards on back-to-back-TO-BACK seasons. It gets better, the 2020 season was cut to 6 games and he still topped 1,000. A closer look below!
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You read right. He put up a 409-yard outing for 8 tuddys.
Yeah on a kent state team that doesn't necessarily recruit
consistent NFL-caliber talent. Nonetheless, it is impressive.
Over the course of the short 6-game season, he averaged
7.6 YPC. So is this guy THE GUY? Buffalo isn't the only
one with their eyes on him.
It'll be interesting to see who feels the need to trade up when/if Jaret Patterson is available at some point in the 2021 NFL Draft. Whoever it is, expect JP to make an immediate impact in the backfield. Let's hope it's BILLS MAFIA.
A game where Jaret Patterson had the honor of wearing 41 today in memory of Solomon Jackson.
I have been circling the wagon with the Buffalo Bills since Drew Bledsoe was acquired from the Patriots at the start of the Tom Brady era in 2001. As well as quarterbacks J.P. Losman and Kyle Orton, just to be clear we’ve been a fan for a while now. So what is a better first article than the team you know?
Big shout out to the SmokeSports crew for welcoming me on to the crew. We ALL have the vision to guarantee one-of-a-kind quality sports content.
From time to time keep a lookout for future posts from ya boy, Dev!