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NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Moses Harris, RB, Castleton University

Matt Anzio recently reviewed the film of Castleton RB Moses Harris

Player :  Moses Harris

Position: Running back / KR

School: Castleton

Height : 6’ 1

Weight: 217 lbs

Hand size : 8”  6/8ths

Arm size :  32 “

Wingspan : 76 “ 6/8ths

Projected Forty: 4.55

Projected Vert :  36 “

Projected Reps at 225 : 16

Draft: 2019

Hometown:  Pine Hill N.J.

Jersey Number :  24

Stats & Awards

  • 2018 –  1,057 yds  with 11 rush TD’s
  • 207 yds receiving with 2 TD’s   total of 1,720 all-purpose yards & 14 TD’s as a Senior
  • Named MVP D3 Senior Classic  All-Star
  • Invites to National Bowl,  Tropical, HBCU Spirit of America, D3 Senior Classic & Podyum All-Star
  • First Team All-Conference For RB
  • 31 carries, 204 yds, 2 TDs, 44 yds receiving  adding 1 TD catch with 281 APY vs Anna Maria
  • 26 carries, 173 yds, 3 TD’s with 250 avg vs Maritime
  • 20 carries 184 yds vs Alfred State      

  • 2017 – Played in 10 Games
  • 1,180  ys 16 TD’s with 118.0 yds per game avg  & 134 receiving yds
  • Had 10 Kick returns for 244 yds avd 24.0 yds per game
  • Carleton Records on carries, yards & TD’s  this past season
  • 209 yds & 3 TD’s vs Anna Maria
  • Had 3 TD’s in his final  game vs Alfred College
  • 200 yds 2 TD’s vs Dean College
  • 2016 –  Was not eligible ( did not play)
  • 2015 –  ECFC Rookie Of The Year
  • 1065 yds, 14 rush TD’s with a total of 1555 yds & 1 KR TD
  • Castleton O Player Of The Year
  • 7 time rookie of the week
  • All  ECFC Conference for both RB & KR
  • 211 carries, 1,065, 14 TD’s  5 ypc avg as a true Freshman
  • 5 rushing TD’s vs Maritime ( School Record)
  • Had a career long 95 yd Kick return TD vs Gallaudet  

Diamond Report

Harris is a good combo of  size vision burst resilience & inpenerable power to move the sticks.

Versatile back that can be used in the run, pass game  or special teams. Had 1,720 yards from scrimmage his Senior year with a total of 14 TD’s . A  Big 6-1 almost 220 pound back yet looks lean & looked to keep himself in football shape when i watched his tape from The HBCU Spirit of America Bowl from last Sat.  One thing i always look for when a prospect sends me his highlights is length. If it’s only 3 mins long, how do you expect me to waste upwards of two hrs evaluating tape & writing stats  measurements & a report for someone with lack of a resume to put it nice. That is not the case with Harris almost 13 minutes of film. Solid film that showed everything Moses brings to the table. Whether it’s  on short yard , goal line situations or you need a special team gem. No injury concerns despite being a workhorse. Intelligent young man very coachable that understands the areas he needs to improve. Follows directions well well rounded brings a lot to the table. Played in every All Star event he could. Now he is looking for a pro day to complete a terrific off season.   Very impressed with not only his athletic traits but his work ethic & commonsense .

In the Run Game

Harris has good patience  with the vision to see the holes follow blocks. With sneaky acceleration   nice bounce enough elusiveness to shake tackles. Has enough power to stiff arm defenders to  push the pile for the first down or TD. Doesn’t make a ton of cuts but does show enough ability to make 1 or 2 good cuts  then he is off. Not afraid of contact can run over defenders with good pad level, lowers his shoulder punishes defenders in his path.  Although he doesn’t use a ton of moves he possess goodbody control & balance showing the ability to juke, cut, spin, stutter step & stiff arm  shows he has those tools in his arsenal if needed. Can run in between the tackles or to the outside looks sufficient at both. Takes advantage of the opportunities that present themselves understands blocking schemes follows blocks well. Good short yardage back shows a lot of effort in short yardage  scoring situations. Very rare the first defender will tackle him can bulldoze multiple players with his strong legs & a strong upper body. Runs with vicious intent looking to punish anyone who gets in his path. Holds the ball high & tight good ball security while in motion. Can be slippery at times slides right out of would be tacklers grasps. Played in a spread Offense in College could benefit from tighter packages having better blocking for between the tackle running.  Never know what a thumper can do behind the right O line. Multiple 200 yd & TD rushing days a workhorse & the upside to be a big game back.

In The Pass Game  Blocking and ST

Shows vision & patience in the return game with game-changing return ability. Break away speed both returning kicks & on pass plays. Dangerous in the open field 1 on 1 & he is a mismatch against most DB’s even many LB’s.  Can be good to line up wide or in the slot given his 4.5 range. Having a big back that can be a weapon as a pass catcher is a plus. As well as being a returner he also shows the ability & willingness to get down field on returns to block.   Runs good routes can make good plays on jump balls rough grabs & quick hitters. not used enough in the screen game. Day 1 in camp I would be getting him involved in the short intermediate pass game. Size is an attribute in the pass games for many QBs who find bigger backs much easier to locate.

Summary

44 Career TD’s  is quite impressive for  the record breaking back out of Castleton College.

Has shown the ability to have big games, big years & most importantly big fourth quarters.  Multiple 200 yd & TD games under his belt Mo Harris has a good resume since his freshman year till his current year where he amassed over 1700 yds from scrimmage & double digit TD’s. He really put the cherry on top of a outstanding College career at Castleton.  Been following Moses since before the Tropical Bowl. Although his playing time was limited in St Pete got to watch him a bit in the HBCU Spirit of America game this past weekend. While i’m sure it was bittersweet for Harris who had a couple miscues with his QB but also a couple really nice runs including one where he carried the pile for a first down.  Also had a nice catch & showed up on special teams at the Spirit Bowl last Sat. Have to remember these guys don’t get to practice together much. Sure ball security is a area he will be focused on as he trains for the next level. Need to see more in the pass blocking game. Although his special teams blocking is very technically sound could make a living on return teams.  Comes out his stance a bit high at times. Gets low before impact but needs to stay lower longer keep better pad level & knee bend after the snap. Most these Backs these days are not taught the proper way to block or chip defenders coming off the edge. Showed some nice hands & showed to be of value on Special Teams. Against other high ranked sleepers from both small & power five schools in the Tropical & Spirit Bowls Respectfully.  Very aware the depth over the last several years has been outstanding for the running back position. Finding guys as undrafted free agents from a small school going on to play a role on many of professional football team. If not NFL then Take Notice! CFL, AAF, Arena XFL have to see the importance of having a RB that can get the tough yards but also enough speed to make a big play in several facets of the game.

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