Moses Flying Under the Radar
With NFL mock draft season in full force, I have yet to hear much about Alabama LB Dylan Moses who decided to go pro shortly after the season ended.
In fact, many draft analysts have him falling to the second or third round.
NFL Network Analyst, Daniel Jeremiah released his top 50 draft prospects and Moses was absent from the list.
Pro Football Focus took this a step further with its top 100, with Moses coming in at No. 93.
When Dylan Moses arrived in Tuscaloosa as a five-star prospect from IMG Academy, all eyes were immediately on him.
As a true freshman, he saw quite a bit of playing time, registering 30 tackles with a sack and an interception. Moses continued to show success as a full-time starter in 2018, being named a Dick Butkus Award finalist and second-team All-American.
Unfortunately, a torn ACL weeks before the first game of the 2019 season prevented him from seeing the field. The Baton Rouge native fought hard to battle back from the injury, in hopes that he would be recovered in time for 2020.
Moses revealed in an Instagram post that he struggled not only physically, but also mentally. Citing his teammates was one of the reasons he got through the adversity.
"Truth be told they were the only motivation aside from my family that helped me keep going. It’s been times I wanted to quit and times I wanted to walk away from my dreams. And if you know me, you know it takes a lot for me to give up on something I truly want", said Moses.
With a defense prone to giving up plays, Moses unfairly took a lot of heat from Alabama fans because of his play not being up to par.
The NFL announced that they will not be doing a combine this year, instead, they will be using pro days as the primary scouting.
This will make it more challenging for Moses to be noticed, but maybe a strong pro day will refresh scouts and remind them of how talented he actually is.
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