Randy Moss' son, Thaddeus, is paving his own path. And there's a different star he wants to mirror in the NFL.
The former LSU tight end has his eyes on 49ers All-Pro George Kittle, and not just for the way Kittle dominates with the ball in his hands. Moss highlighted Kittle's "nastiness" when he took to the podium Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Thaddeus Moss says he tries to emulate George Kittle, especially the “nastiness” he attacks the line of scrimmage pic.twitter.com/HPY5WFSWRJ— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) February 25, 2020
Moss is built much differently than his long and lanky Hall of Fame father. While Randy was listed at 6-foot-4 and a generous 210 pounds, Thaddeus measured in at 6-2 and 250 pounds. He likes to use his big body in the trenches, just like Kittle.
👀 Thaddeus Moss says he’d “rather block than have a bunch of receptions”— Megan O'Brien (@MeganOBsports) February 25, 2020
After a long road in college that included a transfer from a North Carolina State and two surgeries on his foot, Moss played a large role in LSU's championship season last year. He finished the Tigers' undefeated season with 47 receptions for 570 yards and four touchdowns.
Moss shined in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, catching five passes for 36 yards and two touchdowns.
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Though he isn't a dynamic playmaker, Moss will find a role in the NFL. He knows how to use his body to box out defenders, and is willing to use his physicality as a blocker.
If there's anybody a tight end draft prospect should look at, it's Kittle. Moss isn't participating in combine drills, but his stock already is on the rise after his interview.