Washington Football Team training camp profiles: Tight End
Experience: 1st season
Draft Status: 2020 undrafted free agent
2019 Stats: 12 games, 47 catches, 540 yards, four touchdowns at LSU
2020 Outlook: Many thought that Thaddeus Moss would be a mid-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Some thought that he could even go on Day 2. Instead, he fell to the ranks of the undrafted and agreed to sign on with Washington to compete in their thin tight end room.
Moss is undersized, lacks explosiveness, and had a foot injury that raised some red flags at the 2020 NFL Combine, but he also is good at finding spaces against zone defenses, is versatile enough to play a fullback/H-back role, and has solid hands. So, he has a lot of upside.
Moss has a legitimate chance to make the roster. And if coached properly, he could be a part of Washington’s future. It will be interesting to see how the undrafted rookie begins training camp given the short turnaround for rookies during this unique year.
Expected Role: In all likelihood, Moss will challenge for a depth role on the team. The squad’s lack of a fullback could end up assisting him since he can play that position and should do well in that area. For the time being, Moss is looking like a potential developmental tight end in a No. 3 or No. 4 role with some fullback responsibilities. Not bad for an undrafted rookie.
Status: Roster hopeful and practice squad lock. It’s hard to imagine Moss not making the team in some capacity. Even if the team opts to keep more veteran options on the roster, Moss’s upside makes him a great practice squad candidate. For the time being, he’s firmly on the roster bubble and will be one of the most intriguing players to watch during Washington’s training camp.