Morgan Moses OT Virginia #78
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Size/Athleticism: Prototypical height. Long arms. Could benefit from adding some strength, especially in the lower body. Athleticism is adequate but not at the elite level of the game’s best left tackles.
Pass Protection: Gets beat off the snap a lot against faster edge-rushers and has to recover. He doesn’t shut down Does a nice job using the pass-rushers momentum to his advantage and directing them away. Impressive initial punch and can throw a small edge-rusher off his path with one pop. Seems to lack ideal lower body strength and it shows up in his struggles against the bull rush. Plays too upright at takes and gets knock off balance by the bull rushers who gain leverage on him.
Run Blocking: Mobility is average adequate but he doesn’t always move with a purpose. He has the speed to get to the second level, but gets lost in space and doesn’t always take the angles necessary to meet his assignments. Gets the job done but isn’t a mauler in the run game. Lacks the power to drive defenders backward and finish them off. Typically quick off the snap and gets into position to initially win the battle, but will lose balance and slide off his blocks.
Intangibles: Struggled with weight issues in college.
Durability: Three-year starter. Missed one game in 2012 with an undisclosed injury.
Comments: Moses has the tools to start at the next level but he’s inconsistent and doesn’t dominate as often as you’d like to see for a guy of his size at the college level. There seems to be a combination of lack of power and lack of a desire to dominate, which could really hold him back at the next level. His issues with controlling his weight in college also raise some concern about his work ethic, although he seemed to have this under control in 2013.