Nov 2, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Clemson Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley (3) is blocked by Virginia Cavaliers offensive tackle Morgan Moses (78) at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Moses is a great asset in the run game but is inconsistent in his pass protection. Sometimes he will get beat outside and sometimes he gets beat inside. He is susceptible to the bull rush and tends to lunge at edge rushers when he gets beat. He often bends at the waist and brings too much of his weight forward, which leads him to become “top heavy”. He struggles to change direction against rushers as well.
Moses will also need to work on his conditioning. In college, he usually played in the 330-355 range. He doesn’t consistently drop anchor and plays too tall. He has limited athletic ability, unlike rookie Terron Armstead whom the Saints picked up last year.
Moses has the strength and sheer size to be effective in the run game on the right side. He is simply too inconsistent in pass protection and overall performance to warrant a first round selection from the Saints. With enough experience, he could develop into a solid right tackle in the NFL, but most likely would never start at left tackle.
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