The reason LSU football tight end Thaddeus Moss wasn’t drafted

LSU football’s Thaddeus Moss wasn’t selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.

When the 2020 NFL Draft concluded and LSU football’s Thaddeus Moss hadn’t been selected, I was as surprised as anyone.

I felt like Moss, the son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss, would go in the middle rounds of the draft.

Moss didn’t put up crazy stats at LSU, catching 47 passes for 570 yards. But he showed NFL potential. Nearly every mock draft had him being selected at some point in the draft.

Unfortunately, Moss’ physical at the combine revealed a fracture in his right foot that required surgery.

As NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero pointed out, Moss wasn’t able to meet with teams and undergo follow up exams.

Those follow up exams could’ve eased any concerns that teams had about Moss (who also missed the 2018 season due a to a foot injury).

Moss, however, will still get a chance in the NFL. Pelisero reported on Saturday evening that the former LSU tight end is signing as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins.

I spent much of “mock draft season” predicting that Moss would end up with the Carolina Panthers. It seemed like a perfect fit. Moss went to high school in Charlotte and former LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady is now the Panthers’ offensive coordinator.

So it was a bit surprising to see Moss land in Washington.

The Redskins, oddly enough, are now coached by former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. So there’s still a bit of a Charlotte connection there.

Hopefully Moss can get healthy and make the most of his opportunity in Washington.

The fact he went undrafted, though, is just another example of how the coronavirus has impacted the sports world.