Dale Moss WR South Dakota St 6-3 215 4.45
From 1990 to 1995, Trent Baalke worked as the defensive line and strength and conditioning coach at South Dakota State. Dale Moss, former starting point guard for South Dakota St Jackrabbits, decided to use his remaining year of athletic eligibility to play football. This was his first year playing college football.
Moss played well. He caught 61 passes for 949 yards (15.6 average) and six scores.
Moss was named the recipient of the Jim Langer Award as most valuable player of the South Dakota State University football team. He earned second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors and he was named to the MVFC All-Newcomer Team and earned an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.
Tony Pauline wrote, "Moss is one of the most interesting stories at the Shrine Game. A former guard on the SDSU basketball team, he never played college football until last season. After a year in which he developed his game almost weekly, Moss did not look out of place Tuesday. He was smooth and graceful on the field, displaying solid downfield speed and catching the ball well… he's still a work in progress, but there's no doubting that, based on Tuesday's showing, the arrow is pointing north for him."
At the NFL pro day at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion, Moss continued to build his case.
He had a 41.5 inch vertical, a broad jump of 10 feet 10 inches. His vertical jump would have also ranked second and broad jump would have been the sixth-best mark at the combine. His times in the 40 were 4.38 and 4.45.
Those are good number, but he did even better in three cone shuttle—6.32. Chris Rainey had the best three cone shuttle at the combine. Rainey ran a 6.50. Moss[s time is faster than the combine record of 4.62 set by Jeff Maehl in 2011.
"The three-cone drill tests lateral agility, which is crucial for wide receivers who want to create separation from defensive backs by having crisp and sudden breaks in their routes. Shorter players usually ace it, and long-limbed receivers like Moss usually struggle a bit because of their body type (which is an advantage when comes time to haul in a pass)."
Baalke use a late round pick on this guy.
edit: SF had a scout at the South Dakota Pro Day.
Two "major" players were offensive tackle and Dale Moss.
I do not think we need a tackle.
I bet we were there to see Moss
[ Edited by buck on Mar 24, 2012 at 11:16 AM ]