RJ Moten NFL Draft

R.J. Moten

  • SAF Michigan
  • Junior
  • #221
  • 6'
  • 221lbs
  • Prospect
  • Big Ten

2021 Season

INT

0

PD

0

TACK

5

TD

0

Prospect Summary

RJ Moten 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Background: 

  • Consensus four-star recruit
  • Father, Ron, played at the University of Florida and was a sixth-round draft choice by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987

System: 

  • Scheme tendencies: 4-2-5
  • 2022 projected role: Starting strong safety

Pros: Michigan always seems to have a fun, coverage-versatile safety prospect in the back end of their defense. This year it is strong safety RJ Moten. I like his ability to quickly diagnose run versus pass. He shows good pre-snap communication skills when the offense shifts or uses motion. His ability to move with fluidity and quickness in his drops allowed Michigan to run more single-high coverages. Moten has good range to trigger downhill versus the run or quick passes. I came away impressed with the looseness of Moten’s hips in coverage—he can open/unhinge to mirror routes well.

Cons: One of the areas I would like to see improvement from RJ Moten this season is ball production. With his functional range and abilities, more plays on the football would be great. Moten is not the biggest safety nor does he have the best arm length. His lack of reach shows up when attempting to bring down ball carriers. He breaks down to square up his target but does not cast a wide radius to wrap up. Due to his size and lack of ball production, some will tag/label Moten as a strong safety only. If so, he needs to clean up his tackling to be effective down in the box when asked. He was charted as missing 11% of his attempted tackles.

RJ Moten NFL Draft Scouting Report by Damian Parson