Utah running back Zack Moss
The first option for the Rams running back role is 5-foot-10 222 pound Zack Moss from the University of Utah. While there are many attributes which stand out about Moss, the overall profile he forms is a plug-n-play running back who possesses the rare combination of power running, elusive speed, and tackle breaking thunder all in one.
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He will be attending the 2020 NFL Combine, which begins on February 23rd. Once there, he will compete, interview, and test in a number of areas designed to pinpoint his skillsets.
Moss was a three year starter for the Utah Utes, but excelled in both rushing and receiving throughout his four seasons. The book on Moss is very impressive. He delivers punishment to any would-be tackler, and as a result is the most proficient rusher in terms of broken tackles in 2019.
But he’s more than a boom on contact. He’s got an incredible sense of balance, which allows him to virtually glide, pivot, and burst through even the smallest of gaps. While he doesn’t have blinding speed, he has a nice burst to accelerate through the hole more rapidly than you might expect. Also, his pass catching ability is solid and will be NFL ready from game one.
His stock is already well on the rise. However, the number of other talented players in the 2020 NFL Draft, particularly those playing in scarce positions, will be scooped up early. Moss could fall all the way to round three for the Rams.