A 3 Star running back out of Florida there wasn’t a ton of recruiting interest for Zack Moss whose only major college offers were from Miami and Utah. Miss the cousin of Santana Moss spurned the in state Hurricanes and made his way out to Utah where he is coming off back to back 1,000 yard seasons despite a leg injury that cut his season short. Now Zack Moss is entering his senior year and looking for another big year before he enters the 2020 NFL Draft.
Where Zack Moss Wins
Equipped with explosive burst and acceleration Zack Moss is able to utilize those traits to beat defenders and reel off yards. On inside runs he’s able to make quick cuts and then accelerate to top speed quick to burst through the hole. Moss is used frequently on off tackle or outside runs that utilize his speed and burst as he’s able to get to the edge quick and then turn the corner to get into the second level. Another trait that stands out about Moss is his ability in pass protection. Moss was used frequently in pass protection and even moved around to help pick up defenders. Moss is far from a skilled blocker but he does use his lateral agility to try and mirror defenders and is willing to make contact to cut or help out lineman who are engaged with defenders.
Concerns about Zack Moss
Zack Moss wins with his speed and quickness but he seems to be a bit limited as a prospect. Making lateral cuts and changes of direction are something that Moss can do but he isn’t an explosive cutter and can lose some of his speed when he does. Moss is able to run through some contact but when defenders get their hands on him he is easier to bring down. And lastly there are several runs that Moss seems to make an unnecessary cut or misses a running lane that you would think that he should have seen raising some questions about his overall vision.
NFL Draft Potential
In the right system that can allow Zack Moss to utilize his speed and get up field quickly he could develop into a starter and a weapon. But those limitations may also turn some teams away because he isn’t a scheme fit or he may not be viewed as a feature back. Moss is someone who could be selected in round three but defending on which underclassmen running backs declare that could push Moss into early Day 3 territory.