Drafted: ROUND: 3 - Pick Number: 83 (DEN)
Draft Profile: BioRiley Moss attended Ankeny Centennial High School and was rated a 2-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.730, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Moss opted to join Iowa.
In 2018 as a freshman Moss saw action in 11 games and played a total of 333 snaps at cornerback for the Hawkeyes. He recorded 20 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 4 stops. In coverage Moss notched up 2 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 111.2.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 7 games and logged 148 snaps for the Hawkeyes. He made just 5 tackles, one assist, and had one stop. In coverage he totaled 3 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and an elite QB rating when targetted of 41.7.
In 2020 as a junior Moss played in 8 games and contributed on 550 snaps. He chalked up 37 tackles, 2 assists, and added 10 stops. In the secondary Moss forced 2 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 83.7.
In 2021 as a senior Moss saw action in 11 games while playing 695 snaps. He logged 33 tackles, 8 assists, and made 15 stops. In coverage Moss had 6 pass breakups, 4 interceptions, and surrendered a QB rating when targetted of 55.1.
In 2022 as a fifth year senior Moss saw action in 12 games while playing 811 snaps. He logged 43 tackles, 7 assists, and made 19 stops. In coverage Moss had 7 pass breakups, one interception, and surrendered a QB rating when targetted of 82.7.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Has the fluidity, speed and quick feet to come down and defend slot receivers in man coverage. Moss also does a nice job breaking down in space as a tackler after the catch.
- He has the core and lower-body strength to escort receivers to the sideline when working deep. He showed tremendous instincts with his eyes on the backfield last year, exceptionally quick when transitioning out of his backpedal.
- Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #19. He wrote "Moss has vertical-jumped 42 inches and broad-jumped 10-8. We’re told he has clocked the fastest short shuttle time for DBs in Kirk Ferentz’s two decades-plus at Iowa, blazing through it in 3.85 seconds. That would’ve been almost a full tenth of a second faster than anyone at this year’s combine, with Sam Houston State’s Zyon McCollum going 3.94."
- He has the quick feet and loose hips to line up in press, where Moss has the size and strength to get physical, and then the quick feet to mirror.
- Has quick feet and excellent change-of-direction ability, capable of mirroring quickness underneath.
- On the boundary, he has the strong core and hips to latch on to receivers and escort them to the sideline.
- He’s physical at the line of scrimmage, showing unexpected power in his hands.
- Has a nice, low backpedal and shows the click-and-close ability to play off his man. He also has the good long speed to turn and run as a press coverage guy and the powerful hands to disrupt receivers early in the route
- Moss has good size and is a fluid mover, capable of mirroring quickness underneath
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Needs to develop a better understanding of route combinations and better overall vision.
- Tends to play conservatively and give too much cushion when playing off.
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