The Facts: The Bills never fully embraced Singletary as a full-time workhorse last season, especially after an early-season injury. Instead, Frank Gore was always there to shoulder some of the load. With the venerable veteran gone, the backfield as currently composed is Singletary's for the taking. GM Brandon Beane said on Wednesday that he believes Singletary can be the workhorse in 2020 or a committee member. "I think Devin can do either or. He's an unselfish player," Beane said. "If we want him to be the workload guy, I think he could definitely do it. I think Year Two is going to be better for him."
Diehards Line: As a rookie, Singletary displayed speed to the edge and ability to pound for tough yards when given a chance. Singletary galloped for 775 yards on 151 carries with two scores. The rookie's 5.1 yards per carry average was tied for highest among all running backs with at least 140 carries -- tied with NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry. As NFL.com's Kevin Patra suggested, the talent is certainly there for Singletary to be the workhorse. Still, he has several areas to improve, including negating fumbles (four in just 180 touches) and knowing when to hit a single instead of searching for the home run. Improved production in the passing game -- both as a receiver and blocker -- is also key if Singletary is to be a three-down back in Buffalo. That said, while neither T.J. Yeldon nor Taiwan Jones are threats to cut into Singletary's workload, the Bills seem likely to add a running back to the group during the NFL draft. Patra summed up, "How early that potential selection comes will tell the truth about how Beane really feels about Singletary's ability to be the workhorse."