Zeke Motta will be drafted primarily for his incredible physicality. At least one team will fall in love with the toughness he can bring to a defense, and will select him in order to improve the run defense.
What Motta will not be drafted for is his coverage skills. His coverage is sub-par, and it is definitely not NFL-caliber yet.
In this play, however, Motta displays that he does, in fact, have a solid coverage foundation which can be built upon once he reaches the NFL.
Motta was running stride for stride with a Michigan receiver deep downfield, but he never once took his eyes off the quarterback.
As soon as the quarterback threw the ball, Motta quickly recognized that his man was not the intended target. Instead of just standing there and letting a fellow defensive back take care of the play, Motta immediately bolted to the intended receiver, reaching him as soon as the ball arrived, and broke up the play.
Motta displayed great instincts and coverage ability in this play, and if he can make plays like this consistently, he can become a force in the NFL.