Noah Fant, TE
Offseason homework: Learn how to “Moss”
When Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss was still playing, he was so dominant at the catch point that instead of getting ‘posterized’, people just started saying that defensive backs were getting “Mossed”.
It’s a phrase that has stuck since Moss’ playing days ended, and “Mossing” defenders is something Noah Fant needs to become familiar with.
Even at Iowa, Fant was more of the type who won with athleticism before the ball was even thrown his way.
This is a 6-foot-4 tight end at 250 pounds who runs a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash and has absolutely every physical gift you would look for in a playmaking tight end. There is absolutely no reason why this guy shouldn’t be one of the most dominant receiving tight ends both after the catch and at the catch point.
Ball tracking was an issue year one, and fighting for the ball in contested catch situation was also a bit of an issue. These things can be improved upon.
If Fant can learn to be more physical when the ball is in the air, he could become a Pro Bowl tight end in short order.
Fant needs to watch George Kittle film this offseason to see how the San Francisco tight end has become the best player at his position in the NFL in just three seasons. In fact, Fant should find a way to get in Kittle’s training regimen this offseason and just work with him directly.
I expect Fant to be one of the most substantially improved players from 2019 to 2020.