Top 10 sleepers for the Vikings heading into the 2023 NFL Draft

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Riley Moss - CB (Iowa)

2022 Stats:

  • 47 tackles
  • 1 interception
  • 11 passes defended
  • 2 forced fumbles

Riley Moss is a cornerback who relies heavily on his instincts and possesses a solid build and strength for his position.

As a former Iowa Hawkeye, he has exceptional ball skills and a commanding presence downfield. His feet are agile, and his hips are fluid, allowing him to make quick changes of direction and defend against slot receivers effectively. When it comes to taking on blocks, he is forceful and capable of slowing down the ball carrier by closing off expected openings.

Moss' tape is impressive, showcasing his competitive spirit and physicality in press coverage, on the line of scrimmage, and during tackling, all of which make him a valuable asset on special teams.

With his physical attributes, Moss is well-suited to provide depth and contribute to special teams. His football IQ, ball skills, and strength make him an excellent fit for the right NFL defense.

Moss is projected to be a mid-round pick, with a potential steal in the fourth or fifth round due to his considerable potential.