Former LSU TE Foster Moreau Possesses Jason Witten Like Intangibles

Foster Moreau isn’t a name many of you are very familiar with and definitely isn’t one of the high profile prospects in the 2019 draft class, but he might be someone Cowboys Nation should get to know. He’s still a little underrated amongst the tight ends this year, although that may not be for much longer.

I’m personally a fan of Foster Moreau and was really hoping he’d remain under the radar so that the Dallas Cowboys could snatch him up later in the draft. Unfortunately, his performance at the NFL Combine improved his draft stock and he is a hidden gem no longer.

It may come to a surprise to you, but I believe the former LSU Tiger has very similar intangibles to someone we Cowboys fans are pretty familiar with. No doubt you’ve already guessed who I’m talking about, but Foster Moreau compares favorably to future Hall of Famer Jason Witten. I know it’s a little unfair to compare anybody to Witten, but it’s a little eerie how similar Moreau is to the all-time great TE in more ways than one.

Let’s take a look…

Jason Witten

HT WT Arm length Hand size 40 yard dash 10 yard split 20 yard split 20 ss 3 cone Vert jump Broad jump Bench
6’5 3/4″ 264 lb 32 1/2″ 9 7/8″ 4.65 s 31″ 9 ft 2 in 25 reps

Foster Moreau

HT WT Arm length Hand size 40 yard dash 10 yard split 20 yard split 20 ss 3 cone Vert jump Broad jump Bench
6’4″ 253 lb 33 1/2″ 9 5/8″ 4.66 s 4.11 s 7.16 s 36 1/2″ 121″ 22 reps

As you can see, Foster Moreau could be a carbon copy of Jason Witten when he was coming out of Tennessee back in 2002. They are nearly identical in size and weight, and also performed eerily similar to one another in their pre-draft workouts.

Surprisingly though, Moreau actually looks like he might be a little bit better of an athlete then Witten based on his vertical and broad jump. Both of those test are designed to help measure explosiveness and shockingly Moreau bested Witten pretty easily.

Of course, we all know that measuring up and testing similar doesn’t count for much. It takes a lot more to be successful in the NFL than what shows on paper. It’s those kind of unmeasurable intangibles that has really made Jason Witten so great for so long. But, I actually think Foster Moreau stacks up similar to Witten in those areas as well.

Witten has been described as a blue-collar player throughout his career. He goes about his work without much fanfare and doesn’t mind doing the dirty work either. That description fits Moreau to a “T” as well.

During his time at LSU he was mostly used as a blocking TE. In his two years as a full-time starter he never had more than 30 catches for more than 300 yards receiving. He just went about his job without complaining or being involved much, which is one of the reasons why he’s still a little underrated in this year’s draft class.

Like Witten was described when he was coming out of Tennessee, Moreau doesn’t show a lot of separation ability in the passing game on film. This is an area No. 82 had to work on and it paid off. He turned into one of the more prolific pass catching TEs to ever play the game and there’s no reason to believe Moreau couldn’t find similar success.

I know it’s a stretch to think Foster Moreau is anything like Jason Witten, but based on their measurements and intangibles it’s not completely impossible. As a mid to late round draft pick, I’d be willing to take a chance on someone who looks like a carbon copy to Witten if I were the Dallas Cowboys. Who knows… it might just pay off.

What do you think?

Brian Martin

Written by Brian Martin

Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.


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