Analysis of Washington Redskins’ Morgan Moses


When the Dallas Cowboys struck an unlikely deal with the Washington Redskins to trade out of the 34th overall pick, the Redskins gained an additional third round selection. Nonetheless, with their own third round pick the 66th overall pick the Redskins selected a man most fans had hope Washington selected with their 47th pick; offensive tackle Morgan Moses.

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Strength: Short and simple, Moses was an absolute steal with the 66th pick. Moses was seen by many as a first round talent, and the Redskins were extremely lucky to have Moses slip to their selection. Washington clearly had a major need along the offensive line especially opposite pro-bowler Trent Williams. Moses could be an immediate impact player starting at the right tackle position over the incumbent Tyler Polumbus. Overall, Moses has great size at 6’6’’ 314 pounds and his athleticism should be a great addition to mediocre offensive line.

Weaknesses: Moses’ big flaw is his consistency. Despite his athleticism, Moses has been known to take plays off and sometimes loses his mechanics. More importantly, Moses must control his weight and conditioning prior to the off-season and come into rookie mini camp in prime shape.

Bottom Line: Moses was a perfect fit for Washington at pick number 66. Overall Grade: A