Lions Reportedly Meet With Bruising Running Back During NFL Combine

Zack Moss

Getty Zack Moss runs over a player in 2017.

The Detroit Lions are in the process of figuring out what players they want to target during the 2020 NFL Draft, and already, some interesting names have risen to the forefront.

Detroit could be looking for a running back in order to complement Kerryon Johnson, and have reportedly met with one of the more underrated players set to be drafted in Zack Moss of Utah. As Doug Farrar pointed out on Twitter, the Lions were just one of many teams that have met with Moss at the NFL Combine.

Moss is a bruising runner that can pack a punch in the trenches, and has several physical tools that mirror some of the more successful runners the league has seen. As for the NFL Draft, Moss is projected to be a middle round selection, perhaps coming off the board in the fourth or fifth round. For this reason, he could be an ideal target for the Lions, given they wouldn’t have to expend an early resource in order to get him into the mix.

How Zack Moss Fits Lions

A hamstring injury didn’t stop Moss from having a solid NFL Combine. A thick runner, Moss harkens back memories of Marshawn Lynch for some, and that’s something which should get the attention of Bevell and Detroit’s offensive staff as they need a tough, durable complement to Kerryon Johnson. Moss would fit that bill, and he can do plenty of damage catching and running with the ball as well, making him a solid all-purpose back for the Lions to remember.

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In his college career, Moss has put up very solid numbers as well. He rushed for 4,067 yards and 38 touchdowns while adding 685 yards and 3 touchdowns as a receiver. Obviously, he’s a guy who can get it done in between the tackles as well as catch some passes, which is something that the Lions will be very aware of.

Lions Need Running Backs

Detroit has a solid player on their team currently in Kerryon Johnson that they are developing. Johnson, however, has run into a few issues with injuries the last few years, so the team is looking for someone else that can be a solid running mate for Johnson moving forward. On the roster, Bo Scarbrough showed late last season that he could be a potential answer for the team, but if the Lions are looking for someone else to build around, they may want to target the draft, which is where Moss comes in. The team could also look to free agency for a veteran running back, or could make drafting a runner a bigger priority than a mid-round selection.

Adding another running back in the draft would allow the Lions to enter the 2020 season with much better depth, and be covered if something were to happen on the roster, as has been the case in the last few years.

Moss is an interesting name to remember in the coming weeks and months, as the Lions turn their attention toward finalizing their draft board.

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