How does Zack Moss fit with the Kansas City Chiefs
In the NFL, Zack Moss projects as an early-down starter utilizing his contact balance, sharp cuts, and physicality between the tackles as part of a one-two punch. His limited athleticism in the open field will limit his production in the passing game, but he shows solid pass protection to stay in on third downs. Perfect for short-yardage situations with a competitiveness to fight for every yard and make defenders pay.
Moss would be a good fit in Kansas City’s zone-blocking scheme. The Chiefs have shown to want bigger, more physical running backs that can be utilized in a multitude of ways—guys who can win with power and fight for extra yards with excellent contact balance. Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware were those backs for the Chiefs most recently.
The Chiefs offense struggled in short-yardage situations last season without a running back who could pound it between the tackles. Moss brings a similar skill set as Kareem Hunt, who thrived in his role during his short stint in the offense. They have backs that can win on the outside and in open space, but they lack one that can make quick decisions and explode through small openings while withstanding the first contact.
Mostly due to medicals and a limited homerun ability, Moss will likely end up being taken on day three of the draft. Grabbing a guy like Moss in the latter half of the draft would bring good value for his skill set. His medicals are a bit concerning, especially with his physical style of play, but in a shared backfield, he could be a missing piece to the offense.