Redskins rookie camp Report – Morgan Moses, tackle – 6-6, 318
Morgan Moses has been up and down so far in training camp. He’s had some good moments and bad moments. But this is what practice is for. Moses has good raw talent, it just needs to be refined and then unleashed. You can’t teach his size and physical skills though, he just needs the time for his technique to catch up with all of that.
In college all Moses had to do was rely on his size and long arms, and most of the time he could get away with that. But in the NFL he’s going up against a higher caliber of talent and speed, and Moses is going to have to work on his blocking techniques and not just rely on his physical gifts to get by. But once he does, I think he’ll be just fine.
Where he’s struggled is in moving his feet quickly enough and this has made him a victim of speed rushes around the edge. He’s also been losing the leverage battle, as it’s like Jay Gruden said, the lower man wins. And Moses is having a problem getting low. However, when he does get his arms extended it’s been hard for pass rushers to get around him.
He’s done better in run blocking drills during camp, however he will need to continue to improve in pass protection before the Redskins can consider starting him above Tyler Polumbus. He will need to make his move in the preseason, as he is certain to get plenty of action so the Redskins can make a good evaluation of his role in the upcoming season.