Once Moffit slid over to guard, he appeared much more comfortable. He even staggered Jenkins with a good jab off the line. I had remembered Moffit being more dominant, but he did not have a great game at the Senior Bowl. It wasn’t horrible, but it was not outstanding.
Where Moffit was remarkable was during the week of practices leading up to the Senior Bowl. He stood out in the 1:1 pass rush drills and the drive-blocking drills. He plays with a nasty edge that will be a welcome addition to the Seahawks line. It will be interesting to see whether the game or practice was more indicative of Moffit’s abilities. Nobody he lined up against made a play that I saw, so even if the game was a better measure, it was not all that bad.
Now that we know the Seahawks fancied Moffit, you can safely assume the team really was not high on his line mate, Gabe Carimi. They were watching Wisconsin film a lot to choose Moffit, so it was impossible not to spend equal time on Carimi. Watching Carpenter again was encouraging. He does seem to be a pretty good tackle prospect.
I’ll try to find some time in the morning to break down what the draft strategy of the Seahawks means, and why I’m a big fan.