Last offseason here at NFL Mocks, we were able to spend a couple of days with draft prospect Dale Moss, a wide receiver from South Dakota State who was gaining steam after a pro day where he blew scouts away with his athletic ability.
A former basketball player, Moss joined the SDSU football team later in his collegiate career but showed enough potential to get picked up right after the draft by the Green Bay Packers.
After going through camp with the Packers, Moss eventually was let go and wound up with the Chicago Bears, whom he is currently preparing to join for offseason activities. Moss joins a wide receiver group that certainly has a need for his services. Behind Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery–a fellow class of 2012 prospct–the Bears don’t have a lot of depth at the receiver position and certainly no ‘sure thing’ going forward.
Moss has a great chance to stick with the Bears, and he’s putting in the work right now to make his case. I was able to send Moss a few questions about the progress of his offseason and how he’s preparing for next year.
What was your first year in the NFL like?
My first year had its ups and downs but overall it was a great experience. I learned from some of the best players and coaches in the league and have grown immensely as a player over the span of a season.
Have you been in contact with any of your Bears teammates? How do you feel like you’re fitting in so far?
I feel like I’m fitting in just fine. We have a lot of great guys on the team and it was great to finish the year with such a great group of guys and I’m looking forward to having a successful season with them as well.
What are you doing to prepare for OTAs, and where?
I’m back here in Sioux Falls training with a trainer and staying in shape. Things are going really well and want to get off to a fast start once I report back to Chicago.
What do you feel like you need to improve upon the most in 2013 to make a roster this year and make an impact in the NFL?
Just knowing multiple positions and special teams play. I’ve grown a lot as a player and now it’s just putting all aspects together.
Take us into an NFL locker room. There is a skewed perception of locker rooms among fans, so tell us what it’s really like.
Just how laid back the guys are. From the veterans to the young guys its just a fun positive atmosphere which makes it really enjoyable to go into work each day.