By: Steve Johnson
Devin Singletary, RB, FAU
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2016: 12 games. 152 att, 1021 yards, 12 TD; 26 rec, 163 yards
2017: 14 games 301 att, 1918 yards, 32 TDs; 19 rec, 198 yards, 1 TD
2018: 12 games. 261 att, 1348 yards, 22 TDs; 6 rec, 36 yards,
Misc. Stats: 13 KR for 284 yards in 2016. Completed both of his pass attempts, for 15 total yards in career.
Accolades: 2017 First-Team All-CUSA, 2017 Conference USA Most Valuable Player
History: Three-star recruit. Two-time All-State from Deerfield Beach, FL. Will forego his Senior season, has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Strengths: Patient runner. Nicknamed “The Motor” for a reason. Little bowling ball, great contact balance. Lowers his pads and wins the leverage game on would-be defenders. Can turn speed into power. Doesn’t shy away from contact. Good vision and takes good angles. Despite being a patient runner, he gets what he can and you don’t see him trying to bust one. Incredibly productive, rushing for over 4,000 yards and 66 TDs in career.
Weaknesses: Doesn’t have elite speed, long or lateral. The numbers don’t tell the whole story, as he ran in a favorable offense vs a level of competition that was poor. The touches numbers would scare me a little, as there may be some wear and tear. On the shorter side, body seems maxed out. Was rarely used in the passing game. Pass pro is a clear weakness.
Overview: Singletary is a short and stocky back capable of running in between the tackles on early downs. He runs behind his pads and has great balance. At this point, Singletary can provide some solid day 3 value for teams looking to pound the rock on 1st and 2nd down.
Draft Projection: Early Day 3
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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