2020 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions trade back in new 7-round mock

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Zack Moss, Utah
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Scouting Report. University of Utah. 109. player. 50. Pick Analysis. Running back. Zack Moss

One of my favorite under-the-radar running backs in the draft, on film, Zack Moss has the size to be a bowling ball in the running game but also the speed and movement skills to be effective on outside runs and in space as well. It is also interesting and of-note that the Lions have met with Moss multiple times in the pre-draft interview process.

Moss has so much going for him in his on-field game. He is elusive, strong, and can do it all from running the ball to catching the ball to protecting the quarterback in pass protection. His athletic profile isn’t fun to look at and he had a bad 40-time at the NFL Combine, but his film shows a player fantastic at football who knows how to play the game.

Just to give you an idea of how good at forcing tackle attempts to fail Moss is, here’s a figure that’ll shock you in a good way. In 2019, over the course of a season, Moss was able to force 87 missed tackles, over 1,000 of his rushing yards came after contact and forced a missed tackle on 33 of his 66 career receptions.

Despite many people not being that high on Moss and not seeing him as a viable back in the league, he has the potential to be an every-down back in the NFL. Another interesting tidbit to consider is that Moss forced a missed tackle on 38 percent of his rushing attempts last year. That according to Pro Football Focus.