by Ryer Gardenswartz
5’ 7”, 203 lbs.
261 atts 1,348 yds 22 TDs
Devin Singletary is a touchdown machine and has the potential to be a sleeper in the draft. In 2017, he rushed for 32 scores, which was the most in the nation. The “Motor” had eye-popping stats throughout his collegiate career. In his three seasons, he racked up 4,684 yards from scrimmage and 67 touchdowns. He is an elusive runner that effectively utilizes cuts to find the open hole. According to Pro Football Focus, Singletary was third in the nation with 83 missed tackles and received an overall grade of 92.6. Despite his compact frame, he is also able to run through contact and help in pass protection. He has also shown the ability to be a threat in the passing game when given the opportunity.
My biggest concern for Singletary is the amount of wear and tear on the body. He was the feature back for FAU and has nearly 600 touches over the last two seasons. His speed can also cause some concern. He isn’t lighting fast and may struggle running away from NFL defenders in space. There have also been instances when he relies too much on his cutbacks. His combine stats were not glowing, which may hurt his draft status.
Singletary has the ability to be one of the bigger sleepers in the 2019 draft. His vision and elusiveness should translate well to the next level. He could excel in a zone scheme which allows him to use his creativity to find the lane. He has a nose for the endzone, which all NFL teams should be excited about.