Can OT Morgan Moses From Virginia Fall To 28 For The Carolina Panthers?


Sep 28, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers offensive tackle Morgan Moses (78) blocks Pittsburgh Panthers linebacker Nicholas Grigsby (3) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh defeated Virginia 14-3. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Most of the Mock Drafts around the Internet are completed, and the Carolina Panthers web-site has most of the experts in the NFL Draft are picking Offensive Tackle, Morgan Moses from the University of Virginia to become a Panther. Nine of the top 20 analysts, including Mel Kiper are all are predicting  the Parade All-American will fall to the 28th pick.

The 6’6″ 335 pound Left Tackle could just be what the Panthers need. Moses has the size and the talent, and would be an excellent acquisition for Carolina with the 28th pick.

One of the problems coach Ron Rivera, and his staff would need to work on, is Moses plays too upright, and needs to lower his center of gravity against some of the best defensive tackles, and linebackers in the NFL. He has the strength to anchor in, and is a wide body that tackles will have to find a way around.

He knows how to pull, and has the speed to get out ahead of the running game, as well as  good hands.

In playing too tall, and not getting anchored in, it makes him very heavy on his feet. Bending at the waist instead of at the knees, leaves him susceptible to speed when he can’t recover soon enough.

Moses has all of the tools the Panthers need, but they will need to work with anyone that comes from the college ranks before they are NFL ready. I think he would be an excellent pick-up for the Panthers. He is projected to go in the second to third round, so very possibly he will be available when the Panthers make their pick at 28.