Virginia Cavaliers offensive tackle Morgan Moses (78). Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Redskins Draft Grade - Morgan Moses

The Washington Redskins selected Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses with the 66th pick in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.  I thought the Redskins might take Moses at the top of the second round, but they ended up getting him at the top of the third round instead.

Moses has long arms and is very agile for a big man.  At 6’6, 314 pounds he has prototypical size for an NFL offensive tackle.  Moses helps the Redskins in their endeavor to add more size to the offensive line and to help protect quarterback Robert Griffin III.  Moses had trouble at times with speed rushers, so that will need to improve at the next level.

Offensive right tackle was a need for the Redskins as current starter Tyler Polumbus showed improvement in 2013, but struggled down the stretch of the season.  Morgan Moses started at left tackle the past two seasons for the Cavaliers, but he started his career there at right tackle, and right tackle might be his best position.

The Redskins already have one of the best left tackles in the NFL in Trent Williams so Morgan Moses will provide immediate competition for Polumbus to start at right tackle.  Moses was rated as a high second round pick, so to get him in the third round, the Redskins gain tremendous value with this pick.

They also filled a need, so the value goes up even higher.  Overall a very good pick for the Redskins.

Grade:  A

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