The 2021 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Dylan Moses 2021 NFL Draft Profile.
Dylan Moses Background
Size: 6-foot-1, 225 pounds
2020 stats: 76 total tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception, 3 passes defended, 1 interception
Moses battled back fro injury during his Alabama career, but was a leader on the field for the Crimson Tide. Now, he is trying to provide the same leadership for an NFL team.
As one of the best recruits in the country, Moses chose to leave Louisiana to play for Alabama. He played mostly as a reserve in his first season, but was able to tally 30 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 1 interception and 1 fumble. Moses stepped into a starting role in the 2018 season and registered 86 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one pass defended and one forced fumble. He helped the Crimson Tide go to the National Championship Game, but they lost to Clemson. A torn ACL prevented Moses from playing in 2019 and he decided to return for the 2020 season. Moses had 76 total tackles, six tackles for loss and one sack in 2020. His return helped Alabama go undefeated and win the National Championship.
After battling back from his ACL injury and helping the team Moses is looking forward to the 2021 NFL Draft. He is a projected third to fifth round pick.
Moses is a very athletic player, even after returning from his ACL injury. He has good speed, quickness and agility, which help him in a variety of areas. Moses can cover decently, has good range when tracking down ball carriers and can even get after the quarterback in a hurry when asked.
He is great at diagnosing running plays. His vision is great, as he keeps a big-picture view of the field. Moses reads his keys well and flows to the football. He is able to play downhill and tackle the ball carrier with regularity. On top of that, he has great range to go tackle the man with the ball.
His blitzing ability is an underrated aspect of his game. He gets out of his stance very quickly and makes a quick push towards the quarterback. When the quarterback tries to avoid him, he demonstrates his good closing speed. He can be used as a blitzer regulary and be trusted.
Moses isn’t the biggest linebacker. He is 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds. With his lack of size comes below average play strength. He struggles to shed blocks and can even be moved when blocked in the running game. Moses will need to try to add more strength in his first offseason.
His coverage could really use some work. He has the athleticism to make this a strength, but his man coverage allowed too much separation and production for receivers. In zone, he loses sight of where wide receivers are and quarterbacks are able to make completions near where he should be.
As noted, Moses has dealt with injuries throughout his career. He had a torn ACL which forced him to miss the 2019 season. He also had a foot injury in 2017. This isn’t a super long list of injuries, but being that Moses is undersized, teams will need to make sure he is durable before selecting him.
Projected Draft Range: Third Round Pick-Fifth Round Pick
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