Despite Pulled Hamstring, UVA's Morgan Moses Shines at NFL Pro Day
Mar 17, 2014 09:25 PM
Monday was the University of Virginia's pro-timing day, when all the NFL scouts come to check out the local talents. At the end of the day, UVA's Morgan Moses came out as Virginia's best prospect.
Morgan Moses dropped a few pounds. Moses, who is expected to be drafted in the first round, weighed as much as 335 lbs during his final season at UVA. He weighed in at 311 lbs at NFL Pro Day Monday, March 17.
The offensive tackle suffered a pulled hamstring after running his first 40 and spent the rest of his NFL pro day watching from the sideline.
"I guess I was moving too fast. It was a little cold in here, so it is what it is," he said.
All jokes aside, after training week-in and week-out for this day, Moses said it was a little disappointing. "I've had the opportunity to be at the combine and do the same thing so teams know what I can do. They know I can move and I am making improvements. So its a little sad not to be able to go out there and show the Moses 2.0 but at the same time, God always has his reasons."
This shouldn't hurt his NFL chances in the least. Moses already has nine private sessions set up in the coming weeks. His first session is set for this Wednesday with the Carolina Panthers.
Former UVA center, Luke Bowanko, said, "He's a hard working kid. I mean he gets banged up, I think he pulled a hamstring today but he's probably running like a 4.6, you gotta keep that in mind. He's a smart kid. I take him top-10, top-15."
With scouts from all 32 NFL teams looking on, the anthropology major says nerves don't really get to him. "I said to the guys before we started, those guys, the scouts, they're on our turf now. This is our time to shine," Moses explained.
No matter what NFL team Moses will suit up for, he says the entire process is a blessing. "A lot of people don't get this opportunity to come out here and run in front of all 32 teams and give a shot on their dreams. So just being able to come out here and compete on a level like this and a stage like this is wonderful."
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