OT MORGAN MOSES, VIRGINIA

morganmoses

6’6” – 325 lbs. – 5.15e

STATISTICAL PROFILE:

2010: 11 GP / 7 GS (6 RT, 1 RG)
2011: 13 GP / 13 GS (RT)
2012: 12 GP / 11 GS (RT)

OVERVIEW:

Was only the third true freshman to start at offensive tackle for the Cavaliers, making six starts at right tackle and one at right guard in his first collegiate campaign. Became the team’s full-time right tackle in 2011, starting every game there for the next two seasons aside from one in 2012 due to injury, and which he nonetheless appeared in. Transitioned to left tackle as a senior in 2013 following Oday Aboushi’s graduation.

STRENGTHS:

•    Will graduate with over three years of starting experience at tackle.
•    Absolutely massive player who possesses an obvious size advantage.
•    More effective on the move than anticipated given his frame and bulk.
•    Above-average lateral agility and long arms should help him stay outside.
•    Happy to aggressively finish blocks when given the opportunity to do so.
•    Could potentially interest teams operating a zone-blocking scheme.
•    Has started on both the left and right sides of the offensive line.
•    Developmental potential is considerable given his physical gifts.

WEAKNESSES:

•    Gets off-balance easily, particularly in terms of bending at the waist.
•    Doesn’t anchor versus the bull rush as well as his size would suggest.
•    Too frequently finishes the play without having found someone to block.
•    Only adequate in pass protection; will likely be limited to the right side.
•    Misses far too many blocks when asked to deal with quicker defenders.
•    Will surrender the inside rush by overcommitting to protecting the edge.
•    Hasn’t fixed the flaws in his game despite extensive starting experience.

SUMMARY:

Moses possesses the obvious tools, to interest teams and seduce them into spending a fairly high pick on his developmental potential, but at this point those advantages have not translated into being anything resembling a consistent, reliable blocker. His best fit at the next level will probably come as a right tackle in a man/power scheme, but at this point it’s fair to wonder whether or not he’ll ever develop. RD 5

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