49ers 2020 NFL Draft needs: 3 late-round tight ends to target
By Peter Panacy
Fans should know the other notable LSU tight end, Thaddeus Moss, if for no other reason than his Hall of Fame father, Randy Moss.
The younger Moss had his own splash moments in the national championship game against Clemson this year, which put him on the map. And while he doesn’t exactly project to be the same kind of prolific pass-catching weapon, there’s a lot to like about Moss’ game to suggest he’d be a nice late-round addition for the 49ers.
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The production was there in 2019, as Moss hauled in 47 catches for 570 yards and four touchdowns over 12 games for the Tigers, and a big reason why he was able to accomplish this was due to his ability to move all over head coach Ed Orgeron’s offense.
One of the traits Moss has going for him over both Colby Parkinson and his former LSU teammate, Stephen Sullivan, is he’s much more adept a blocker, particularly in run support.
This will help his value, especially considering Moss isn’t the most physically imposing player standing at 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds. What he does possess, however, is the skill to serve as a reliable pass-catching target when he’s able to get into space. Moss might not win a lot of contested matchups. But if he has the chance to get into the open, he can make things happen.
Out of this trio of possible Niners targets, Moss could wind up going as early as Round 4 of the NFL Draft, pushing him out of the 49ers’ range as of where they stand in the pecking order, currently.
But if Moss falls, or if San Francisco somehow winds up with some additional day-three picks, he easily could be a target.