Riley Moss (CB) – Iowa / Senior
6’1”, 193 Lbs. (Unofficial)
2022 Stats: 12 games, 30 solo tackles, 16 assists, 46 total tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 interception, 10 passes defended, and 2 forced fumbles
- AP Third team All-American (2021)
- 2x First team All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)
- Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year (2021)
Measurables: (AVAILABLE POST COMBINE/PRO DAY)
Games Watched: 2022 vs. Iowa State; 2022 Citrus Bowl vs. Kentucky
Moss has elite speed for his position. As an experienced defender who has 11 career interceptions Moss can easily read the backfield and jump routes with ease. This is made easier as Moss was initially recruited as a wide receiver. Moss is not afraid to get in a running lane to try and make a stop.
Moss can be beat over the top easily on double moves as he tends to over pursue on 1st moves. Riley has elite speed but he does struggle to rotate his hips easily and run in man coverage. Moss will be very scheme dependent as he played mostly zone at Iowa. While not afraid to get physical, Moss will need to work on finishing tackles as he tends to dive more at the legs when trying to make a stop.
Moss has the tools to be effective at the next level, but will be very scheme dependent. If Riley is willing to make a move to a safety position, I can see him being more successful at the next level much like a prior Hawkeye, Desmond King.
Dennis Nowell 12/14/22
Reviewed and edited: J. Clark 12/29/22