Riley Moss’ NFL Choice The Toughest Decision of His Life
It's hard to say 'no thanks' when you have a winning lottery ticket right there in your hands. Iowa defensive back Riley Moss was holding such a ticket. The winner of the Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year award, Moss was certain to gain the attention of plenty of NFL teams looking for help in their secondary. But that help will have to wait one more year.
HawkCentral.com reports that Riley Moss has decided that he'd rather play on Saturday than Sunday right now. Moss has announced that he will return for his fifth season at the University of Iowa. As Moss called it, one last ride.
Moss had an extra year of eligibility left due to the pandemic year in 2020. HawkCentral.com reports that Moss has "more goals I want to achieve." He noted that the decision was the hardest one he has ever had to make, but he believes one more year at Iowa is the right choice.
Moss got out of the gate strong with two pick-six returns against Indiana in the season opener. He helped anchor an Iowa secondary that led the nation in interceptions with 25 for the campaign. Moss has 26 career starts at Iowa, but that number could hit 40 if he stays healthy. Moss had already accepted an invitation to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl and play in front of NFL scouts. It turns out that plan can wait one more year.