The surgically-repaired knee of Utah running back Zack Moss check out well in a recent exam, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. His agent tells Schefter that all 32 NFL teams have been notified of the results, which could boost his stock over the next few weeks.
Moss went under the knife in 2018, which prevented an early jump to the pros. Before that, he racked up 1,096 rushing yards off of 179 carries, good for an average of 6.1 yards per attempt. Moss didn’t show any ill effects last year, either – he went off for more than 1,400 yards with a 6.0 ypc average.
All together, Moss ran for over 4,000 yards at Utah, including three straight seasons of 1,000 yards or more. Still, his injury history might make some evaluators skittish. Georgia’s D’Andre Swift, LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins, Florida State’s Cam Akers, and Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor could all come off the board before him.
Still, even if Moss isn’t a Day 1 selection, he’ll likely be a Day 2 pick for a team in need of backfield help. Moss offers power at around 220 lbs and he’s quicker than most ‘backs his size.
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