Utah’s record setting running back, and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year Zack Moss finally heard his named called in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Moss was the 86th player taken in the draft, the 3rd Ute, and came just one spot after Julian Blackmon.
Name a rushing stat, and Moss broke it during his time at Utah. Rushing yards, touchdowns, 100 yard games, total touchdowns, and the list goes on. Moss missed a game and a half this past season, and was the ultimate weapon for the Utes. With 4167 yards for his career, Moss was the workhorse that Utah fans will miss greatly.
Moss was highly recruited out of Miami, as the Hurricanes and Tennessee were both hotly after him, but he decided to join his teammates Tyler Huntley and Demari Simpkins, and the rest was history.
Moss did miss the last quarter of the season in 2018 due to a freak knee injury and decided to come back to Utah for his senior season. At the combine, he tweaked his hamstring and still ran the 40, and came up with a 4.6. During his own private pro day, he clocked a 4.5, which is more in line with what we all expected from him. I’m curious if the injury history hurt him a little bit.
Regardless, he’s now a Buffalo Bill, and I can’t wait to follow his NFL career.