Watch: Utah RB Zack Moss vs. California, Arizona


I’m nearing the end of my evaluation of Utah running back Zack Moss, so I figured I would open up my film session to viewers. This will give you a good idea of Moss the prospect, but it will also give you insight into my process as an evaluator. You will see and hear different things I look for when scouting running backs. Maybe you don’t fully agree with my process or how I view the prospect or specific play, but the evaluation is transparent. Without the transparency of an evaluator, without the evaluator outlining his reasoning or the details of their process, how do you know that person is properly evaluating a player? Hopefully, these live sessions help you as an evaluator, but also help bring to light some of the strengths and weaknesses of Moss as a running back prospect.

In the game against California, Moss carried the rock 17 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns. It was his best receiving day of the year, one in which he caught three passes for 89 yards. He showed that not only can he run the rock, but that he can also be quarterback-friendly.

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Against Arizona, Moss was a stud. He finished the game with 26 carries for 203 yards and caught four passes for 32 yards. The Utes dominated the 88th-ranked rush defense, but there were still some very good reps by Moss.

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