Re-grading the Washington football team’s 2017 NFL Draft performance
The Washington football team continued to bolster the defense by picking UCLA cornerback Fabian Moreau in the third round. Our colleague, Nathan Britton, recently posted an article that featured five candidates for a breakout season and Moreau is one of the players highlighted. Here is a perfect summation of Moreau’s career to this point and what he could do in 2020.
"Another player who has been somewhat of a lackluster performer compared to expectations is Fabian Moreau. Moreau, a corner who fell due to injury that had legit first round talent, was one of the Scot McCloughan picks glorified by Washington fans and the media at the time of the 2017 NFL Draft. Well, that talent hasn’t yet fully materialized. That’s partially due to Josh Norman being the unquestioned starter at corner for most of Moreau’s Washington career and partially due to the incredible development of converted wideout Quinton Dunbar. It’s not all doom and gloom though. The former UCLA Bruin has shown flashes of potential during his time in Washington, managing three interceptions, the second-most on the team in 2019, and 44 tackles which led all corners."
As we have mentioned throughout this series, we simply do not grade on future potential – only on talent demonstrated since being drafted. We must grade Fabian Moreau appropriately and while his future with the Burgundy and Gold could be very bright indeed, the first two seasons were marginal at best.