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After being named a first-team All-American by Sporting News following the 2021 college football season, Iowa Hawkeyes cornerback Riley Moss has been named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s preseason second-team All-American defense.
Moss, who chose to come back and play in his final year of eligibility after some thought he may depart for the NFL, will look to expand on a year that saw him not just take the next step, but really jump a few levels upward.
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) June 28, 2022
Coming off of a stellar season in which Moss was the Big Ten’s highest graded cornerback based on his performances, all signs point to him being the leader of the Iowa secondary. He takes the reins of the Hawkeyes’ defensive backs room that is ranked as the No. 3 secondary in the entire nation.
Not only was Moss good last year, he is Pro Football Focus’ highest-graded coverage cornerback in the entire country over the last two seasons. Coming back this year gives Moss another season to put tape out and only improve his draft stock for when he is inevitably taken in next year’s 2023 NFL draft.
Joining Moss in the secondary will be Kaevon Merriweather, Jermari Harris, Quinn Schulte, Terry Roberts, Cooper DeJean, and Xavier Nwankpa. The group looks to continue turning the ball over and reeling in interceptions as it has become a bit of a Hawkeye specialty due to their sizable interception lead over every other college football team.
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