Surprisingly undrafted, Alabama's Dylan Moses reportedly lands free agent deal
As the NFL Draft went on, it became a shocking development for SEC fans that Alabama LB Dylan Moses was not drafted, and then when the draft concluded, the reaction of, “whoever gets him, will get a steal,” cried out.
Well, it turns out that the Jacksonville Jaguars will give him a chance to continue his football career. Hampered by a knee injury, Moses will start out on the non-football injury list as he continues to rehab the knee, Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reported.
Moses was projected as high as a third-round pick, and ESPN ranked him as its No. 115 overall prospect but he finished the 259-pick draft as the fifth-ranked player not chosen.
The lingering knee injury has been a problem for a while after Moses arrived in Tuscaloosa with a lot of hype.
Moses came to Alabama as a 5-star prospect from IMG Academy in Florida and was an all-SEC freshman selection in 2017. Moses appeared to be an ideal early-round pick in the 2020 draft. However, that’s when the injury derailed his plans.
A knee injury in August 2019 ended his junior season, and Moses decided to return to school in 2020. He was named a first-team all-SEC pick by coaches and a third-team All-American by the Associated Press, but admitted that he played through pain in his knee most of the season.
Moses recently revealed he played through the majority of his senior season with a torn meniscus which was not diagnosed until after the national championship game against Ohio State. Moses said he had surgery to repair the tear in February.
Former Alabama LB Dylan Moses is signing with the #Jaguars, per source. He’ll start out on the non-football injury list and continue rehabbing his knee.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 1, 2021