Round 3, Pick 93: Zack Moss, Running Back, Utah
Other Potential Picks: Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas — Damien Lewis, Guard, LSU
If there’s one thing the Titans don’t need to worry about right now, it’s their starting running back position. I won’t waste your time explaining why Derrick Henry has that covered.
But for as supremely talented as Henry is, he is missing a key element to his game. Henry lacks a reliable pass-catching ability out of the backfield, but luckily, that’s where Dion Lewis comes in.
At least, that’s where Dion Lewis was supposed to come in. Like how I didn’t waste your time earlier explaining why Henry was good last year, I won’t waste your time down here explaining why Lewis was… not as good.
But for as unstoppable as the Titans’ Henry-powered offense looked at times in 2019, they’ll want to go into 2020 with a running back on the roster like Lewis who excels at catching passes. Utah’s Zack Moss has the potential to be that guy, and he’s being projected as a late third-round guy by a few analysts.
Moss isn’t the fastest guy in the world in regards to top end speed, but the Utah running back showed a quick first step during his college days that helped him compile 388 receiving yards with nearly 14 (!!) yards per catch.
Injuries throughout his days at Utah may cause durability concerns among teams, but in the case of Tennessee, they would not be asking more of Moss than he can handle. Henry is the established running back until further notice, meaning Moss would be serving a complementary role that would keep his touches relatively low.
Other names to consider here would be Devin Duvernay out of Texas and Damien Lewis from LSU. Duvernay would offer Tennessee another burner at wide receiver while Lewis would give the Titans some much-needed depth at guard, but neither of those needs is as pressing as a third-down back. Moss would be an easy choice at 93.