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Tony Moeaki (TE)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    245 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    33 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Iowa
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Kansas City Chiefs
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 29 (93)
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Pick Analysis: The Chiefs take one of the best blocking tight ends in the draft with their selection of Tony Moeaki. He is a strong blocker on the edge, and he possesses underrated receiving skills. With the Chiefs' offense poised to evolve under Charlie Weis, Moeaki could become a quiet contributor as a rookie.

Overview

Moeaki has been a bit of a disappointment since coming to Iowa as the top-ranked high school tight end in the country. He has struggled to stay on the field as he has missed games in virtually every season of his career at Iowa. He is a good athlete but lacks a second gear to stretch the secondary down the middle and lacks a big burst coming out of his cuts to separate from defenders. He shows effort as a blocker but lacks the lower body strength to block with much power. His best shot may be as an H-back or a tight end that is generally split out and lined up off the line of scrimmage.


Strengths

Moeaki is a fluid athlete with soft hands. Athletic enough to line up wide in a two point stance. Maintains good body control and can adjust to throws away from his chest. Very coachable, has a good attitude and plays hard to the whistle.

Weaknesses

Lacks adequate height and does not have much room to add bulk. Limited top-end speed and agility prevents him from getting separation on his routes. Struggles to find holes in zone coverage. Does not have adequate power in his lower half and cannot drive defenders off the ball. Missed too many games due to injury in college.

Grade

3.6

 
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