Zack Moss Rookie Profile and Fantasy Football Outlook

by Edward DeLauter ·

Zack Moss entered the predraft the process as the tape grinder’s darling. Looking at his college stats, it’s easy to see why. After a freshman season where he spelled Joe Williams, Moss took over as the Utes primary running back in 2017. He broke out at age 19.7 when he amassed over 1,400 yards from scrimmage. Moss was on his way to an even better rushing season his junior year. Unfortunately, he aggravated a knee injury getting into bed and missed the remainder of the season. He then returned for his senior year and had his best season, accumulating 1,718 total yards with 28 receptions.

Zack Moss Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile w/ College Stats

Moss has the sixth-highest College Dominator Rating in the 2020 rookie running back class at 35.7-percent, 82nd-percentile among qualified running backs. He also is more than adequate in the passing game with a 9.0-percent (68th-percentile) College Target Share. Moss was No. 2 in the nation with 89 missed tackles forced per Pro Football Focus, bowling over and zigging around the Pac-12 competition.

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Unfortunately, excitement around Moss dissipated after an atrocious Combine performance. He posted a sluggish 4.65 (31st-percentile) 40-Yard Dash. He failed to complete all the drills after suffering a hamstring injury during his Vertical Jump. His 95.4 (46th-percentile) Speed Score is below average. Further, his lateral agility and explosiveness are legitimate questions after failing to perform the drills required to register a Burst Score, and Agility Score.

Moss attempted to rehabilitate his flailing draft stock post-combine. He posted a video of him weighing 219-pounds and running a 4.52 40-Yard dash. This time, adjusted by .05 seconds as most Pro Day times are, would increase Moss’s Speed Score to 100.4, an above average showing. Regardless of his makeshift Pro Day performance, his profile presents enough question marks. He’s an easy fade in dynasty rookie drafts. Tape grinders may pound the table to draft him in the latter half of the first round. However, he looks eerily similar to Montee Ball, a player that lasted only two years in the NFL.