Morgan Moses won’t have to travel very far to get his professional career underway.
With the 66th-pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected the 6-6, 314-pound offensive lineman out of the University of Virginia.
Born and breed in the heart of Redskins Nation, Moses is a big-time quarterback protector with very nimble feet for his size.
The thought of Trent Williams on one side of the line and Moses on the other already has fans jumping for joy.
Just to let you in on a little secret–he has been compared to three-time Pro Bowler Ryan Clady. Yeah, go ahead and do a few more jumps of joy.
Here’s a quick highlight package during his time with the Cavaliers and NFL.com’s and CBSSports.com’s analysis of the big man:
NFL.com says Moses has ‘vines for arms’. Good luck getting past that:
Before hitting the books and stopping would-be tacklers on a consistent basis at UVA, Moses was a Parade All-American and a four-star recruit at Meadowbrook High School.
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ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.