2020 - Torn Meniscus; 2019 - Torn ACL
2020 - Ole Miss, Missouri, Ohio State
Has the athleticism to be very effective when healthy. Displays good play speed and lateral agility which helps him to run from sideline to sideline to make plays. It also helps him when shooting gaps and blitzing, as he does a solid job of getting a solid jump on offensive linemen. Really liked what I saw from him in pass coverage. Can bump and run with tight ends and slot receivers. Was also very natural in zone coverage, doing a great job of getting to his drops, picking up on different route concepts, and finding work. His leadership and toughness he showed as the middle linebacker for Alabama will also speak volumes for NFL franchises.
The biggest concern for me with Moses are his injuries. Missed the entire 2019 season due to a torn ACL then reported that he played most of the 2020 season on a torn meniscus which forced him to not be able to participate in any pro day drills. Those injuries seemed to effect him in his senior season as he played a step slower. Would like to see more physicality from him when taking on blockers. Struggles to stack and shed effectively. Also needs to work on his pad level as he was too high way too often on film. Will need to improve his play processing skills as things move a lot quicker at the next level. Overall, his play just needs more consistency across the board.
Dylan Moses has been in the spotlight from a young age as he was offered his first scholarship in middle and was on the cover of ESPN as a 15-year-old. The five star prospect went on to play for the most prestigious program in the country at Alabama. While he unfortunately didn't fully live up to his full potential and expectations, mainly due to injury, he still had a solid college career. Earned a starting role as a sophomore and finished with 86 total tackles, ten tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks, earning him Second Team All-SEC recognition and was a finalist for the Butkus Award. Unfortunately tore his ACL heading into his junior season but returned in 2020 to help lead the Crimson Tide to a National Championship. Finished with 76 total tackles, six tackles for loss, and an interception in his final season earning him First Team All-SEC recognition. As a pro prospect, he was very hard to evaluate as I know what he has shown before but he was a shell of his old self after returning to injury. However, he still posseses the athletic ability to be a very intriguing prospect that will be best suited at the Will linebacker spot at the next level. Will be most likely taken on Day 2 of the NFL Draft as a rotational player but could be a huge steal and turn into an impact starter if he can return to what he was before his injuries.
Kwon Alexander (If healthy)
Is a solid athlete at the linebacker position. Has good play speed with the ability to make plays all over the field. Displays fluid/flexible hips which help him to change direction and run sideline to sideline without much struggle. Has solid closing quickness when reacting to a pass or closing in on a ball carrier. Isn't weak by any means but shows soft spots in his play strength and explosiveness when taking on blocks and making tackles on bigger,stronger ball carriers.
Pass Rush Ability:
Big Play Ability
Rush with Leverage
Pass Rush Moves
Wasn't used a ton off the edge as a pass rusher but was used in blitzing situations. Has a decently quick first step and does a good job of timing the snap count to shoot the gap when being used on a blitz. Needs to work on his pad level as he is far too high when rushing the passer which puts him at a disadvantage. Has the athleticism and speed to beat linemen through the gap but struggles to play with leverage once they get their hands on him. Will also need to work on putting together more moves as a pass rusher if he wants to be trusted off the edge or as a blitzer on passing downs at the next level.
Showed that he can be trusted in coverage. Is very fluid and seems natural in his pass drops. Does a good job of dropping to his zones quickly and finding work in zone coverage schemes. Also does a solid job of picking up on different route combinations. Is very reliable in man coverage. Uses his speed to turn and run with tight ends and has the ability to line up in the slot and be effective mirroring receivers.
Against The Run:
Shows some inconsistency against the run. Must work on playing with better leverage as he is caught too high far too often which makes it easy for him to get blown back by offensive linemen. It also puts him at a disadvantage as a tackler at times. Has the length to use to his advantage when taking on blocks but lacks the physicality in his hands to stack and shed effectively. Once linemen get locked on to him, they win the battle far too often. Shows solid technique as a tackle and is very sound but could pack more of a punch in his hits. Uses his speed to run sideline to sideline to make plays against the run and displays a good understanding of pursuit angles for the most part.
Play with Leverage
Stack and Shed
Displayed good toughness in college playing through tough injuries. Stated that he played the majority of the 2020 season with a torn meniscus. Shows inconsistency in both his play and motor. There are times when he runs all over the field and makes plays and others where he simply seems to take the play off. Leadership speaks for itself as he was trusted as the starting middle linebacker at Alabama and was named a captain as a senior. Did a solid job of commanding and taking charge of the defense in that role.
Is inconsistent in his processing of plays. Seems to take too long at times to read his keys which puts him at an early disadvantage and out of position. Also struggles with play recognition. Is slow to react and gets frozen up at times in play action situations. As far as versatility goes, he played mainly inside at Alabama but did show that he can cover in the slot on occasion and has the athletic ability to play on the outside or off the edge if asked to.