Earlier this morning, Washington Redskins third-round 2014 NFL Draft pick Morgan Moses signed his rookie contract. The deal is four years and worth $3.05 million over those four years according to The Washington Post. With that, all of the eight draft picks the Redskins selected have been signed.
Moses is expected to compete for Tyler Polumbus for the starting right tackle spot on the offensive line. The rookie out of Virginia stands at 6'6" and 318 pounds and started 42 out of 48 career games. The 66th overall pick started 30 games at right tackle and he looks to pick that back up during his NFL career.
In his senior year, he was part of the offensive line that produced their first 1,000-yard rusher for Virginia since 2004. During that same season, he also earned All-ACC second team honors. Coming out of Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield County, Virginia, Moses was rated as the third best run blocker by Rivals.com. He will do doubt help the Redskins continue running the ball as successfully as they had the last two seasons.
Head coach Gruden has already praised Moses for his size and strength, but notes that Moses has to work on his outside zone-blocking schemes. No doubt that when Moses takes the field, he will give the Redskins' offensive line great size and strength for both the run-blocking and pass-blocking game.
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