Zack Moss 2020 NFL Draft Profile, Pros, Cons, and Projected Teams

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Zack Moss 2020 NFL Draft Profile

2020 NFL Draft

Former Utah Utes running back Zack Moss was a three-star recruit coming out of high school in Hialeah, FL. He was the 150th ranked player coming out of Florida in the class of 2016. Moss is projected to be a mid-round pick.

College Career: Moss played for four seasons with the Utes and he was mr. consistent for a good offense. As a freshman, he didn’t have a lot of opportunities but still rushed for 382 yards and two touchdowns. Each of the next three seasons Moss went over the 1,000 yards mark and at least ten touchdowns. His senior season in 2019 was the best rushing for 1416 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 28 passes for 388 yards and two touchdowns. 

Pros: Moss isn’t the best running back in this class, but that doesn’t mean he could carve out a nice NFL career for himself. On inside zone plays he has really good vision and feet that help him carve out nice gains. He also has a strong lower body which helps him get through arm tackles. 

He is also good in pass protection and a guy that has proven he can catch balls out of the backfield. 

Cons: Moss’s biggest issue is getting players to miss in open space. In the NFL he will also have issues making the edge against players faster. Moss also isn’t a guy who has a lot of success getting out of bad situations if he is hit in the background. 

Projected Teams: The Los Angeles Chargers need a second running back with Melvin Gordon gone, and Moss would make a whole lot of sense to be the second fiddle to Austin Ekeler. The Miami Dolphins are another team that could use a running back and getting Moss in the middle rounds would make a lot of sense. The Buffalo Bills have Devin Singeltary but they are another team that could be looking for more depth in the backfield. He is a guy who probably won’t be a starter day one, but with a few improvements, he would be a great addition to a lot of teams.

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