One of the biggest risers of the draft season is Western Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Moton. After his performance at the Senior Bowl, Moton was arguably the best prospect in Mobile.
Despite Western Michigan having the best season in school history, Moton still maintained to be a hidden gem. It is well-known that receiver Corey Davis will be a a first-round selection, but Moton is quickly ascending into the top-75 pick discussion.
On-the-field, what stands out about Moton is his tremendous strength. His ability to anchor and overpower defender is most evident in their game against Illinois.
Going against highly sought after edge rushers in Carroll Phillips and Dawuane Smoot, the talented offensive tackle repeatedly shut down both players.
Many project that Moton would be best suited on the interior as a guard because of his size (6-foot-5, 328), strength, and nasty mentality, while others believe he will be able to play tackle.
Entering next season, Minnesota has an unknown solution at the right tackle spot and starting right guard Brandon Fusco’s performance has been on the downswing since signing a five-year, $25 million extension in 2014.
Either outcome, whether it is at right tackle or right guard, Moton would be a welcomed addition to the Vikings’ offensive line.
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