Moose Muhammad III Draft Profile | Texas A&M, WR Scouting Report

The son of a Carolina Panthers legend, Moose Muhammad III will be an interesting name this season. But does his scouting report read like a future All-Pro?

Texas A&M hasn’t been able to gain a consistent foothold on competitiveness in the SEC since joining in 2012, but they’ve had many NFL Draft prospects like Moose Muhammad III come and go. What does Muhammad’s scouting report look like as he tries to help end the Aggies’ SEC drought?

Moose Muhammad III Draft Profile and Measurements

  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 205 pounds
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • School: Texas A&M
  • Current Year: Junior

Muhammad, the son of Panther’s great of the same name, was a consensus four-star prospect and one of the best players in North Carolina. The legacy was offered by nearly every school in the FBS, but eventually chose to join the Aggies, even over Nick Saban and Alabama, despite Saban famously coaching his father.

Although Muhammad didn’t get on the field immediately, he made an impact every time he touched the turf as a freshman. He scored four times on only 10 receptions.

Moose Muhammad III Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Innate ability to haul in out-of-frame passes
  • Consistently makes the improbable look simple
  • His long arms help, too
  • Smooth releases let him stack DBs
  • Smooth acceleration and impressive long speed
  • Sets up double moves well with eyes
  • Outstanding flexibility to contort for passes
  • Displacing pace-changes at LoS but should tempo more along route stem vs. off-coverage
  • Impressive post-catch creativity

Weaknesses

  • Can lose focus on easy targets
  • Feet can struggle on 90-degree breaks
  • Route tree lacks nuance despite slot alignment
  • Route running needs to become more detailed

Current Draft Projection and Summary

Muhammad is easy to get enamored with as a college football player. He has a flair for the dramatics and is the son of an NFL legend. But as an NFL Draft prospect, Muhammad has a long way to go. But that’s okay because he’s only entering his junior season with the Aggies.

Being a high-level route runner means majoring in the minors. It’s where he is currently lacking in his game. The body control he consistently displays post-catch and, when elevating for high passes, rarely shows in his route running.

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However, it’s important to note that he’s not being asked to do anything too complex. All the more reason to look the part in those situations, though.

The potential is sky-high with him. His ball skills are some of the best we’ve seen in a long time. But until he improves on the every-down responsibilities of a wide receiver, he’ll be more shine than value.

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