Texans: 5 second round prospects who are perfect fits in Houston
Zack Moss, RB, Utah
Let’s start off by taking a look at the collegiate numbers of Utah running back Zack Moss — a player we’ve previously written about at the Toro Times — as his 2019 stats showed he rushed the football 235 times for 1,416 yards with 15 touchdowns to his credit, all while averaging 6.0 yards per carry.
When looking at his game total for each of the 13 games he played in this past season, Moss had just one fumble with that coming against Arizona State. He rushed for 100 or more yards in eight of those games, and he had one game of over 200 yards rushing and that came against Arizona on Nov. 23.
Moss is a player who at 5-9, 223 pounds brings a 4.65 40-yard dash, but also compares — according to Lance Zierlein of NFL.com — to Marion Barber.
Barber was a beast when he was on the field with the Dallas Cowboys, but his style of play had to shorten his career by a handful of seasons. In 99 games with the Cowboys, Barber totaled 4,780 yards and 53 touchdowns on 1,156 carries.
The comparison to Barber is something that keeps drawing interest. Moss is strong, talented and athletic, plus he can catch the football well out of the backfield with 28 receptions for 388 yards (13.9 yards per carry) and two touchdowns this past season.
If the Texans were to take Moss with this pick, it would be very hard to be upset at this one, because Moss could be a bit of a sleeper in this draft if he falls to the 57th overall pick.