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

Redskins draft tackle Morgan Moses at pick 66

The Washington Redskins have selected Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses at pick number 66 of the third round.  The Redskins had a need to add an offensive tackle in this draft, and in the second round took an outside linebacker in Trent Murphy but at the top of the third they took Moses.

Here’s my pre-draft evaluation:

Morgan Moses has the prototypical size for an NFL offensive tackle.  He has long arms and the ability to get good extension and keep pass rushers from getting into his body.  He has outstanding agility for such a big man.  He not only is a good pass blocker, but he moves well enough to use his quickness effectively in run blocking as well.

Moses has a lean frame for his size.  He began his career at Virginia in excess of 350 pounds, and has since worked to get himself in NFL ready condition at 314.

He sometimes has trouble with speed rushers off the edge, as on occasion he doesn’t get a quick enough jump off the snap to prevent rushers from turning the corner.  And he isn’t always as dominant run blocker as a man with his size and strength should be.

 

I’ll have more analysis on the Redskins selection of Morgan Moses shortly.

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