With the NFL combine come and gone, the countdown to the NFL Draft, which starts on April 23, is on. Nine Utah Utes were in Indianapolis for the NFL combine to work out and meet with teams. Post-combine, Pro Football Focus put together a list of prospects who they feel aren’t getting enough love from scouts and the media, and two Utes made the list — running back Zack Moss and safety Terrell Burgess.
Here’s what the publication had to say about them.
“In each of the last three seasons, Zack Moss has been one of college football’s best ball carriers. He ranked among the 15 best running backs in PFF rushing grade over that time, topping out in 2019 with the game’s third-best rushing grade. Moss was as difficult as anyone to bring down, with the 10th-most yards after contact per attempt (4.45) and second-most broken tackles (89).
One area Moss had to improve on in 2019 was his receiving ability, and he did just that by catching 28 of his 31 targets and averaging 14.5 yards after catch per reception, breaking 15 tackles. We aren’t advocating for a running back to be taken within the first two or even three rounds, but Moss in our eyes is the best running back in the class.”
“We only saw Terrell Burgess as a Utes starter for one season, but he displayed some great coverage ability. In 2019, Burgess produced an elite 90.4 coverage grade, which ranked among the five-best in the FBS. Regardless of where he lined up, he found success in coverage.”
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