The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly kicking the tires on the University of Utah’s all-time leader in career rushing yards
Back on March 21st, any question about who the Arizona Cardinals starting running back would be in 2020 was answered. Kenyan Drake, acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins last October, signed a one-year tender with the club. The 26-year old’s $8.4 million salary clearly puts him at the top of the depth chart, but the Cards may be eyeing a college prospect who could serve as a nice change of pace for Drake.
ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss is reporting that Arizona is showing interest in Zack Moss, a ball-carrier out of the University of Utah. Those who follow the NFL Draft are predicting that the 5’10, 222 pounder will be a second-day selection. The Cardinals forfeited their second-round pick in the DeAndre Hopkins trade, but are still in possession of their choice in the third round.
Moss had a four-year career with the Utes that was nothing short of spectacular. During a week seven game last season against Arizona State, the youngster became the school’s all-time leading rusher. Moss finished the campaign with 1,416 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground in 13 games.
In 45 career appearances with Utah, Moss has amassed 4,067 yards on the ground and 38 rushing scores. The 22-year old also hauled in 66 passes for 685 yards and another three receiving touchdowns during his four years as a collegiate athlete.
Besides Drake, the Cards also have Chase Edmonds and D.J. Foster in their running backs room. Former starter David Johnson was sent packing in the deal with the Houston Texans that brought Hopkins to the desert.
Acquiring a back like Moss would give head coach Kliff Kingsbury another toy to utilize in his high-flying offense. The youngster’s battering-ram style would provide a component that’s currently missing in the Arizona scoring attack. A pairing of Moss and Drake would certainly form an intriguing one-two punch for the team’s much-improved running game.