Morgan Moses, OT

School: Virginia  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Richmond, VA
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 314 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill 21 1/28'10"4.957.93

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Player Overview

Moses is the definition of the scouting description "dancing bear" with his mammoth frame and nimble feet. Uses his limbs to reach and steer defenders wherever he chooses, but is still refining his technique. If he continues to develop while staying in shape, Moses will be an attractive blocker for most schemes.

At Senior Bowl practices in January, Moses created wide rushing lanes and the improved his stock most by showing reliable pass protection. He has the arm length (34 3/4 inches), balance and surprising athleticism to warrant a top 50 selection.

He is a naturally large man -- sometimes too much so. He enrolled at 350 pounds, began last year at 323, then impressively shed weight for combine. Moses looked adept playing either side, starting 43 games, including his final 12 at left tackle. Plays with awareness and earned a tough-guy reputation.

Based on hard work since season's end, Moses appears ready to take strength and conditioning seriously, which may be his most important challenge because he appears to have all the natural tools to get the job done at the next level.

Strengths Weaknesses

POSITIVES: Ideal length and proportion throughout for an NFL offensive tackle. Does a good job of exhibiting patience off the snap as he routinely establishes width and good bend in his base to either absorb or mirror his opponent in pass protection. Makes good use of his long arms by extending and punching to keep defenders off his frame. Displays a fluid, consistent kick-slide when asked to track and dictate a speed rusher around the edge.

Exhibits a strong first step and impressive burst for his size, when asked to fire through to the second level as a run blocker. Powerful hands to latch and steer against opponents of all sizes. Does a good job sustaining effort and contact to the whistle, and makes a concerted attempt to drive his opponent off the block rather than simply occupying him. Impressive lower-half flexibility and anchoring strength when absorbing a bull-rush.

NEGATIVES: Lacks the ability to stop and start with suddenness or redirect in a short area. Struggles to get low and snap into smaller opponents at the second level, and will over-pursue as a run-blocker. Isn't always decisive in space and lacks commitment at times as a lead blocker on outside runs.

Collapses at the elbow or will simply drop his head and ram his target when on the run, leaving him susceptible to whiffing or losing his balance and toppling forward. Has struggled with weight fluctuations throughout his career.

COMPARES TO: Ryan Clady, OT, Denver Broncos - Like Clady, Morgan enters the draft with plus movement skills for his size, but comes with many of the same questions that Clady did in terms of his ability to gnerate power enough to move defenders consistently as a run-blocker. If he can improve in this area, Moses has the upside to be a top-notch blind-side protector at the next level, as Clady has become.

--Derek Stephens and Dane Brugler (2/2/14)

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05/11/2014 - A closer look at the Redskins' picks: Round 3/66 -- Morgan Moses, T, 6-6, 314, Virginia...If offensive line Chris Foerster can get Moses to push himself, the four-year regular (two years at left tackle, two years at right tackle) for the Cavaliers can threaten Tyler Polumbus, who started the past two seasons on the right side. Washington's recent draft picks on the O-line: Maurice Hurt (seventh round, 2011), Josh LeRibeus (third, 2012), Adam Gettis (fifth, 2012) and Tom Compton (sixth, 2012) haven't produced much. - The Sports Xchange


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