One of the most promising stars in the 2019 NFL Draft could be coming from an underappreciated college. According to reports and speculation from NFL scouts, Florida Atlantic University running back Devin Singletary is rising up draft boards.
The Athletic’s Dane Brugler says that Singletary is expected “to go high” after a breakout starring at the collegiate level.
In 2018, Singletary rushed for more than 1,000 yards and 22 touchdowns. The year prior, the then-sophomore recorded 1,918 yards and 32 touchdowns on the ground.
There is a belief that Singletary could develop into an NFL player in the mold of former Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy.
Devin Singletary was 41 overall on my top-50 board a few weeks ago. I expect him to go high. https://t.co/TJVvLq3xGi
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) January 28, 2019
“Singletary attended American Heritage for high school — located roughly 20 minutes from FAU’s campus. With a 0.8078 247Sports Composite score (3 stars), he slotted in as the 133rd-ranked running back in the class,” Dynasty League Football writes.
“However, he may have been a better prospect than the ranking indicates; according to 247, both the Florida State Seminoles and the Miami Hurricanes gave him offers. At one point, he was actually committed to another Power Five school, Illinois. Still, he ultimately signed his letter of intent to the hometown Owls.”
The 2019 NFL Draft will take place between April 25 and April 27 in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville earned the honor of hosting the 84th annual player selection over cities Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Cleveland/Canton.