You do not hear much about the fullback position anymore. They are like dinosaurs for the average football team. In the NFL about 10 teams use a fullback and only about 5 of them use them more than 50 percent of run plays.
Clay Moss the Weber State fullback is hoping to be another player in the NFL utilized to open holes and catch some passes out of the backfield. I was breaking down film recently of Weber State and I was blown away by the athleticism of Moss, a 6’1, 225 pound fullback. He will return his senior year after dominating his junior year for the Wildcats.
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The Sandy, Utah native was a first team All-Big Sky member as a junior and has started in 37 career games. He has also helped his team win three-straight Big Sky Championships. That is pretty impressive. He has 217 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns in his career. That is not much, but you have to see him blocking and catching out the backfield. He only has 16 receptions in his career but he is being underutilized.
Moss was a running back and a linebacker in high school. He rumbled for nearly 3000 yards scoring 42 touchdowns. He also recorded 72 tackles with two sacks as a senior. The kid was all over the place and that landed him an offer from Weber State.
As a Freshman, Moss played in every game as the teams starting fullback. He only ran the ball 11 times for 51 yards and scored one touchdown, but he was a valuable asset to the Wildcats offense as a true freshman,.
As a sophomore, he continued his streak. He played in 11 games and scored a huge touchdown against Southern Utah, finishing the season with 233 all-purpose yards.
His junior year, he started every game and helped his team win their third straight Big Sky Championship. He was getting utilized more last season in the passing game. I can see more of this in 2020.
Let’s be honest, it is hard to make it as a fullback, but if you can prove to be an asset on special teams and as a pass catcher, your value rises. I can see Weber State helping Moss out in 2020 getting him more film because he has the talents to play at the next level.
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:
Clay Moss is under the radar right now. I am not sure why, but I am glad he is. I love his film, and while the media folks do not know much about him, the NFL teams are aware of his skills. I was talking to a scout the other day about Moss and the scout told me he is a gritty player with a mean streak. He has soft hands and is somewhat elusive. Somewhat elusive is not usually associated with a fullback. I like that, Keep it up Clay! – Damond Talbot, Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds
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