2015 NFL DRAFT

Morgan Moses, OT

School: Virginia  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Richmond, VA
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 314 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
3651-2
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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

05/11/2014 - Gruden said while Washington considered taking Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses with the 47th pick, trading down to add a third-rounder was "a no-brainer," especially when Moses was still on the board. The 6-foot-6, 314-pound Moses played better at left tackle in 2013 than he did earlier in his career at right tackle. However, with Williams entrenched on the left side, Moses is expected to challenge underwhelming incumbent Tyler Polumbus on the right side. While Moses has the requisite size and strength, draft experts have questioned his work ethic -- although Gruden called him a "high-motor" guy -- which likely prompted his fall to the third round for a player who was one of the 30 to be invited by the NFL to Radio City Music Hall for the draft."It was a crazy wait, but I'm just happy to have the opportunity to have my name called, walk across that stage and put the hat on," said Moses, a Richmond native whose youth football team was the Redskins. "It's a blessing (to be a Redskin). I want to get in there and start working right now. I feel like I have all the ability to play at the next level." - The Sports Xchange

05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 36/5. Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia, 6-6, 314, 5.28, 1-2...Pass rushers need to reset their GPS to account for the long trip around those 35 3/8-inch arms of Moses. 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. Frankly: 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. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

05/07/2014 - Five players who should be on Oakland's draft radar...OT Morgan Moses, Virginia: Despite drafting an offensive tackle in the second round last year and signing a more in free agency, it appears the Raiders aren't done adding to the line. Moses started 24 games at right tackle as a sophomore and junior before taking over for Oday Aboushi in 2013 as Virginia's left tackle, earning second-team All-ACC honors last season. He will struggle with edge speed at times and will get caught lunging with too much of waist bending but his size and length usually allow him to get away with it. Moses looks tight when quickly attempting to change directions, but he does an excellent job eliminating moving targets, getting downfield and blocking in space. His weight needs to be monitored and kept under control after it ballooned close to 350 pounds last year. Moses has enough skills to start in the NFL at either left or right tackle, but needs to improve his leverage and overall consistency to hold down a starting job. He might wind up in the first round, but could be a target for Oakland in the second if he's still there. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

05/06/2014 - Dane Brugler's 2014 NFL Draft Final Top-50: 46. Morgan Moses OT, Virginia (6-6, 314, 5.35, rSR)...Moses passes the eye test with a large body type and long arms, displaying the strength to eliminate moving targets and control defenders. He needs to improve his leverage and overall consistency, but projects to either left or right tackle. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/29/2014 - Five players who should be on Miami's draft radar: OT Morgan Moses, Virginia: After the top-three tackles (Greg Robinson, Jake Matthews, Taylor Lewan) are drafted in the top-15 picks, the depth at the tackle position drops off, which could push 2nd-3rd round players up draft boards into the top-40 picks. But if Moses makes it through to the Dolphins second pick, he would be a likely target for Miami to be their future starter at right tackle. He does an excellent job moving targets and can get downfield with better athleticism that expected, blocking in space with the length to control defenders. Moses plays a bit tight and is too much of a waist bender with sloppy tendencies, but his size and length usually allow him to get away it. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/29/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Offensive Line: Morgan Moses, Virginia, 6-6, 314, 5.35...Pass rushers need to reset their GPS to account for the long trip around those 35 3/8-inch arms of Moses. 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.

Frankly: 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. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 35. Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia, 6-6, 325, 5.28, 1-2...Naturally large -- sometimes too much so -- man with nimble feet and good overall strength. Has looked adept at playing either side. Enrolled at 350-plus pounds and will be one of those players who constantly fights against gaining weight. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

01/25/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl, Helped Themselves: Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia - At 6-foot-6, 325 pounds, Moses possesses the frame you'd expect of a dominating run blocker and he showed the ability to clear wide rushing lanes throughout the week. Moses boosted his stock this week, however, by providing reliable pass protection, demonstrating the arm length (34 3/4"), balance and surprising athleticism teams are looking for in a top 64 selection. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/21/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl: UVA's Moses parts the red D at South practice...Best of all, Moses' strong play continued into the scrimmages run by the Jacksonville Jaguars' coaching staff. One particular three-play sequence against the defenders in the South team's red jerseys showcased Morgan's pro-readiness: On "first down" Moses handled a speed rush from Ford to give his quarterback enough time to complete a quick swing pass to the right. The next play was a run to the right for solid gain. Moses did not supply a block at the point of attack on the play, instead releasing to run approximately 20 yards downfield to force adjustments from a linebacker and safety.

The quickness off the ball, fluidity and straight-line speed Moses used to part the defense was every bit as impressive as the pancake block he'd delivered on Urban during the earlier one-on-one drill. Appropriately enough, it was Urban who lined up opposite Moses on the next play. Attacking Moses with a strong bull rush that had beaten several other South team blockers throughout the day, Urban instead was stopped in his tracks due to a strong anchor and good core flexibility from the left tackle. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/21/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl: UVA's Moses parts the red D at South practice...Given the rapid ascension enjoyed by Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson at the Senior Bowl a year ago, one can't blame scouts for spending a lot of their time evaluating offensive linemen this week. Notre Dame's Zack Martin entered the week as NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated offensive lineman participating in the Senior Bowl but with a terrific performance Tuesday afternoon by Virginia's Morgan Moses could result in a significant jump up the board. Alternately lining up at left and right tackle for the South team, the 6-foot-6, 325 pound behemoth showcased the length, quickness and balance to handle speed rushers like Auburn's Dee Ford (6-foot-2, 243 pounds) and Arkansas' Chris Smith (6-foot-1, 266 pounds), as well as powerful defenders like his former teammate, 6-foot-6, 298-pound defensive end Brent Urban.

Individual pass-rush drills favor the defensive players but other than one exception in which Ford beat Moses with a quick jab-step inside and explosive burst to his right, Moses handled left tackle duties well. When moved back to the right side, Moses also performed admirably, burying Urban with an emphatic pancake block that drew gasps from scouts in the stands. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/13/2013 - 2013 ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): OT-Morgan Moses, Sr., Virginia (22)...Moses started all 12 games at left tackle and finished his UVa career with 43 starts between both tackles positions and right guard. Moses was a key blocking component to help Parks became UVa's first 1,000-yard rusher in a season since 2004. The senior graded out over 90 percent in every game and averaged eight knockdowns per contest. Moses yielded only two sacks in 506 pass attempts, which included limiting Clemson's Vic Beasley (Bednarik and Lombardi Award semifinalists) to one tackle and zero sacks. - Virginia football

12/04/2013 - 2013 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM (MEDIA): T Morgan Moses, Virginia, 6-6, 325, Sr., Richmond, Va. (76)...Moses (Richmond, Va.), an early invite to the 2014 Senior Bowl, started all 12 games at left tackle and finished his UVa career with 43 starts between both tackles positions and right guard. Moses was a key blocking component to help Parks became UVa's first 1,000-yard rusher in a season since 2004. The senior graded out over 90 percent in every game and averaged eight knockdowns per contest. Moses yielded only two sacks in 506 pass attempts, which included limiting Clemson's Vic Beasley (Bednarik and Lombardi Award semifinalists) to one tackle and zero sacks. - Virginia football

09/09/2013 - Even in lopsided loss, Virginia OT Morgan Moses boosts grade...With Oregon boasting as much individual talent as any team in college football, one certainly couldn't blame NFL scouts watching the cross-country tilt against Virginia for fixating on the Ducks' speed, power and tempo. The fact that Oregon is so gifted, however, is precisely the reason why talent evaluators circled Saturday's contest as a good opportunity to gauge the Cavaliers.

Though the final score (59-10) certainly didn't show it, UVA's top prospect - senior offensive tackle Morgan Moses -- played well against the Ducks. In doing so, he may have answered the key questions scouts had about his projection to the next level. At 6-6, 325-pounds, Moses is a mountain of a man who appears best suited to playing right tackle or even guard in the NFL. Moses has started the past three seasons at right tackle for the Cavaliers but took over the blindside responsibilities this year with former starter Oday Aboushi earning a fifth round selection from the New York Jets in April. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/09/2013 - Even in lopsided loss, Virginia OT Morgan Moses boosts grade...While Oregon is, of course, best known for their talent on the offensive side of the ball, these Ducks are significantly more powerful along the defensive line than in years past. Moses faced a gauntlet of pass rushers that ranged from speedy junior Tony Washington (6-3, 243) to stouter defensive linemen like Taylor Hart (6-6, 287) and Arik Armstead (6-8, 280). Regardless of the challenger, Moses held up nicely in what was just his second start at left tackle.

Moses showed good initial quickness and was smooth in his kick-step despite his inexperience dropping from the left side. He caught defenders with his long, strong arms and protected the edge nicely, giving Virginia quarterback David Watford enough time to scan the field throughout this game. His only hiccup in pass protection, in fact, ironically came when he was leaning too far left, allowing a counter-move from Washington to slip between he and left guard Luke Bowanko.

As one might expect given his bulk, Moses is a powerful drive blocker in the running game. He's also surprisingly quick to the second-level, showing enough foot-speed to latch onto linebackers. Moses' block of athletic outside linebacker Boseko Lokombo, in fact, provided the lane through which running back Khalek Shepherd scampered 45 yards for Virginia's only touchdown of the game. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/27/2013 - OT Morgan Moses was Virginia's lone representative on the preseason All-ACC squad. Moses has been named to the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy preseason watch lists and was named a fourth-team All-American on Phil Steele's list of preseason accolades. Moses has 31 career starts, making him one of 70 current FBS players who enter the 2013 season with at least 30 career starts. - The Sports Xchange

08/11/2013 - TOP VIRGINIA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. OT Morgan Moses (6-6, 330, 5.48)....A native of Richmond, Va., Moses found the field early in his career and earned regular playing time, starting 30 games at right tackle the past three seasons. But with Aboushi now in the NFL, Moses transitions to the left side as a senior, a move that NFL scouts will watch closely. Moses is a large human being and one of the better 330-plus-pound athletes on the planet; very few blockers his size can get out in front of his running back and demolish defenders 30 yards downfield like he can.

Moses has a wide base, broad shoulders and uses angles well to shield defenders with strong hands to latch and drive. He tends to underestimate speed off the edge and lacks the recovery quickness to regain positioning, struggling with consistent focus at times. Moses lunges and bends at the waist too much, but his size and length combination usually allows him to get away with it. If he can hold up at left tackle, Moses will only bolster his already strong pro resume and projects as a better NFL prospect than his former teammate Aboushi. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

07/25/2013 - 2013 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON TEAM (MEDIA): OT Morgan Moses, UVa, (35), Sr., Richmond, Va.,...Moses (Richmond, Va.), who has also been named to the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy Preseason Watch Lists, enters 2013 as a preseason All-American (fourth team) courtesy of the Phil Steele Preseason list. The senior offensive tackle has started 31 games for the Cavaliers on the offensive line and is one of 70 active FBS football players entering 2013 with at least 30 career starts. Top Four in Voting By Position: Offensive Tackle: 1. James Hurst, UNC (37)...2. Morgan Moses, UVa (35)...3. Brandon Thomas, CL (28)...4. Seantrel Henderson, UM (17). - Virginia football

07/17/2013 - 2013 LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: T Morgan Moses, Virginia...Moses (Richmond, Va.), who has also been named to the Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List, enters 2013 as a preseason All-American (fourth team) courtesy of the Phil Steele Preseason list. The senior offensive tackle has started 31 games for the Cavaliers on the offensive line and is one of 70 active FBS football players entering 2013 with at least 30 career starts. - Virginia football

07/17/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Morgan Moses, Virginia, OT...Moses (Richmond, Va.) enters 2013 as a preseason All-American (fourth team) courtesy of the Phil Steele Preseason list. The senior offensive tackle has started 31 games for the Cavaliers on the offensive line and is one of 70 active FBS football players entering 2013 with at least 30 career starts. Moses is one of 11 players from the ACC that is represented on the preseason watch list of 75 players and is one of four offensive tackles from the ACC. Cameron Erving (Florida State), James Hurst (North Carolina) and Brandon Thomas (Clemson) are offensive tackles that join Moses on the list. - Virginia football

 
 
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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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