Football Memo

Draft Profile Series: Morgan Moses


As we approach the deepest NFL Draft in recent memory, I’ll give my breakdown and analysis of 75 top prospects in this year’s class. At the conclusion of this series, I will include my final overall and positional rankings, as well as my mock draft.

Morgan Moses, OT, 6-6, 314, Virginia
Key stats: Started 43 career games for the Cavaliers.
Strengths: Has very long arms and strong punch. … Drive-blocks well when he gets in proper position. … Has some of the tools you look for in an NFL tackle. … Has an edge and can play with a nasty streak. … Can move people and completely take them out of the play. … Does well switching off on blitzes, and seems to communicate very well.
Weaknesses: Isn’t as fluid or athletic as some of the other top tackles. … Lunges when run blocking and loses balance. … Will need to work on his drops in pass blocking. … Sometimes drops too deep. … Will have to improve hand placement in pass blocking. … Susceptible to being bull rushed if he doesn’t do better job of getting hands inside. … Whiffs on a lot of cut blocks. .. Looks a little soft and needs to add functional strength and keep his conditioning.
Conclusion: If Moses becomes dedicated to working hard and becoming stronger, his physical tools will help him become a starter in the league. … He has raw potential, and the team drafting Moses will be betting that they can motivate him and refine his talent. … Moses is a risky prospect, who likely will project to right tackle in the NFL. He has a chance to be a good NFL tackle, but also could be a bust.
NFL comparison: Will Beatty/Gosder Cherilus.
Draft projection: Second round.

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