Both Joe Burrow and one of his favorite targets at LSU, Thaddeus Moss, entered their names into the NFL Draft a year ago. While Burrow waited all but five minutes to be selected, Moss waited 3 days. He was never selected. Yes, Thaddeus Moss is Randy’s son. You know, the NFL legend? One of the greatest wide receivers to ever play the game? Anyways, frenzies of undrafted guys begin talking with teams as soon as the last selection in the draft is made. And that’s exactly the category that the newest Bengal fell under last year.
The Bengals reached out to Moss at the end of the draft, but Washington had them beat. He could’ve opted to come to Cincinnati but it was a first come first serve situation for Moss.
Today, the Bengals claimed Moss off waivers. He spent his entire rookie campaign on the Reserve/Injured list. When paired with Burrow at LSU in 2019, Moss hauled in 47 catches for 570 yards and 4 touchdowns in 12 games.
At 6’3, Moss isn’t the ideal size for tight end. But as Joe Goodberry points out, he has great hands and body control. His lack of burst is eye jumping on film. Overall, there are plenty of reasons why Moss went undrafted, but there’s enough reason to take a low-risk, possibly high-reward flyer on him.
The Bengals are getting the 2019 LSU core back together – now we just wait for the selection of Ja’Marr Chase.