My Scouting Report for Zack Moss




Zack Moss

Team : Buffalo Bills | Sports : Football | Position : RB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Running Back [RB]

Category
Score
Comments
Speed
7.00
Moss has tremendous speed for a power back and has enough acceleration to beat defenders to the outside pretty well. He isn't a speed demon but this is certainly not a weakness for him.
Elusiveness
6.90
Moss isn't afraid of contact by any stretch of the imagination, but he can evade defenders at the line of scrimmage and in space. He can also fit through tight holes untouched due to his fluid footwork.
Run Power
8.00
Zack is the best power back in this draft class. He can blast through small holes in short-yardage situations and is very effective in the inside zone game. His balance is arguably his best attribute in the power run game.
Finesse
6.90
Zack Moss is a quality RB on outside runs and has footwork and balance necessary to stop on a dime. His finesse skills are best illustrated in the receiving game.
Pass Catching
9.20
He can be a sure-handed receiver who has the concentration necessary to haul in difficult throws out the backfield.
Vision
7.40
He has good vision on most of his carries and usually does a good job of following behind his blockers on inside-runs. He comes into trouble when there is congestion at the line of scrimmage, but he makes up for this with his footwork and balance.
Running in Traffic
9.00
He is a bowling ball in traffic. According to PFF, Moss was the best RB in this class at shedding contact, and that is evident from his game film. He has the concentration and leg strength necessary to make something out of nothing. His tenacity and strength let him muscle his way to the second level with defenders draped over his back.
Durability
7.00
Moss suffered a season-ending knee injury that got exacerbated when he got out of bed according to WhatsonDraft.
Strength
8.40
He is a strong power back who can muscle his way to the second level when necessary. He breaks tackles better than any other back in this class.
Size
10.0
Terrific frame, height, and weight.
Productivity
8.00
Moss exhibited solid production throughout his last three years in college. He was awarded the PAC-12 offensive player of the year in 2019.
Blocking
8.60
Moss is a reliable pass protector who does a good job executing his assignment and holding his ground. He occasionally has lapses but these only happen once every few games.
Intangibles
7.80
Moss is an all-around excellent RB, whose tenacity, effort, and IQ are on display every play.
Toughness
8.50
Moss is one of the toughest sons of a gun in this draft class. He can create yardage due to his determination and unwavering strength.
Character
10.0
He is seen as a role model in his community and is a great teammate.
Consistency
9.00
He is one of the most efficient RBs in this class. He brings his A-game every week and maximizes his runs nearly every play.
Big Play Ability
7.00
Moss has enough acceleration to leave defenders in the dust once he gets past the second level. He isn't the biggest threat for explosive TDs, but he can create yardage out of nothing regularly. Moreover, he can get to the second level with ease.
Strengths
Moss excels as a shifty power back who has the strength and balance necessary to move the chains regularly in short-yardage situations. He can muscle his way through traffic like a bowling ball. According to PFF, Moss was the best RB in this class at shedding contact, and that is evident from his game film. He has the concentration and leg strength necessary to make something out of nothing. His tenacity and strength let him muscle his way to the second level with defenders draped over his back. He has good vision on most of his carries and usually does a good job of following behind his blockers on inside-runs. He runs hard every play and knows when to put his head down to brace for contact. Additionally, Moss has the speed necessary to beat defenders to the outside. He isn't a speed demon, but he does a good job finishing breakaway runs because his acceleration makes him leave defenders in the dust once he gets to the second level. Moss is also a great receiving back who has the footwork necessary to get open and the elusiveness needed to shake defenders after the catch. He has some experience hauling in difficult passes and can be depended upon to help a QB under pressure. Speaking of pressure, Moss is the best blocker in this RB draft class. His strong frame helps him hold his ground against defenders, and he rarely misses an assignment.
Weaknesses
Moss's biggest weakness occurs when there is congestion at the line of scrimmage. In these instances, his vision and patience deteriorate, causing Zack to turn upfield too prematurely. Even though Moss has the ability to blast through congestion, he could be more productive and preserve his body if he improves this area. This would do wonders for his NFL career, considering that he suffered a devastating knee injury during his final season in the NFL.
Overall Analysis
Zack Moss is once of the most complete power back that college football has seen in a while. He excels between the tackles, where he can bully his way to the second level on a consistent basis. Although when he runs on the outside, Moss can change directions swiftly, and dust past defenders to the outside. He isn't a speed demon, but his speed and acceleration are often overlooked by NFL scouts. In the NFL, Moss projects to be a quality three-down back, who can be depended to catch passes out the backfield, excel in short-yardage situations and protect the passer. Moss' tenacity, pass-catching, and blocking skills are all reminiscent of Josh Jacobs, who had a solid rookie year last season. Moss is slightly faster than Jacobs, but they each can dominate defenders at the line of scrimmage. Moreover, they are each big-play threat because of their ability to create yardage out of nothing. In terms of his rank in this draft class, Moss is definitely in the top tier of RBs. He isn't as productive as Jonathan Taylor or explosive as D'Andre Swift, but he is the toughest RB in this class. As a result, he would be a quality 3rd or 4th round pick this April, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him be a day one starter.
Compares to
Josh Jacobs
potential
-8
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak