February 26, 2014
Combine profile: Virginia OT Morgan Moses
Name: Morgan Moses
Position: Offensive tackle
Projected round: 1st-2nd
Career highlights: Second-team All-ACC coaches selection in his senior season, Moses did his best on an offensive line that struggled during the season. He was invited to the Senior Bowl for his work in 2013.
Did you know?: He was the third true freshman to start at offensive tackle in Virginia history.
Quotes: “Being a Virginia guy and being one of the many tackles to come out of there, it’s a blessing. We have a family and you’re able to contact those guys all the time—Branden Albert and Eugene Monroe—and they’re able to give me guidance through this process. They say the same thing ‘just be you.’
“I had an outstanding career at Virginia. I played on both sides, winning and losing. I had an 8-win season and a 2-win season. Being there and being able to get a great education and play with guys I love and play under Coach London, it’s been great. They definitely helped me elevate my game to the next level.”
Panthers’ level of interest: A fantastic run blocker, Moses is still a right tackle at heart and has a lot to learn at left tackle. That doesn’t mean he can’t learn it, of course. His pass blocking will need to improve, but with his size and feet, he may be just the guy the Panthers need at No. 28. In an ideal world for the Panthers, Moses would play at right tackle in the NFL for a season and eventually work his way over to the left side. If he proves willing and ready to learn on the fly, a hard summer at training camp could have him ready for Carolina.
Posted by Observer Sports on February 26, 2014 at 10:41 AM | Permalink
Moses actually needs to gain about 25 lbs according to NFL scouts. At 6'6 he needs to weigh around 340-345. I really hope the Panthers don't reach for him. If he's there at the end of the second round roll the dice, and coach him up. and feed him some taters...
Posted by: deepenwide | Feb 26, 2014 1:46:06 PM
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