Jaylon Moore went to Western Michigan as a tight end after playing that positions and on both sides of the trenches in high school. He left as a left tackle and the No. 155 pick by the 49ers in the draft.
Changing positions didn’t impact his success in the college ranks though. The 6-4, 311-pound left tackle was a monster pass blocker who thrived as a run blocker on outside zone runs, which is a staple of 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense.
Pro Football Focus’ Jeff Deeney posted stats on Twitter after the pick that show a dominant college career for Moore:
Moore’s one position switch shows he may be able to make the move to the interior in the pros without much problem. However, his blocking stats in college are a sign the club might like him as a tackle, despite his lack of ideal size.
If he can step in and be that kind of pass blocker and a tremendous run blocker, it won’t matter what position he plays — he’ll be a good pickup on Day 3.