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Jarvis Moss DE 6'7 250 Florida 4.7

By: Robert Davis

After redshirting because of a hernia, Moss didnít have much of an impact as a redshirt freshman, but started to show his potential the following year. As a sophomore in 2005, he had 25 tackles, nine for loss, and 7.5 sacks. As a junior this year, he became more of an all around threat, finishing with 56 tackles, eleven for loss, and 7.5 sacks.

Moss has big time upside as an edge rusher. He is an excellent athlete, with a great first step. He explodes off the line and immediately puts pressure on the tackle. He has the ability to change direction, and continue his momentum towards the quarterback. Moss has a great frame as well, with a lot of room for additional growth. He has some experience playing in space as well, which could enhance his value to 3-4 teams.

Moss is a project at this point. He will be drafted in the Top 50 based on his potential, but he may only be a situational edge rusher his first year. He relies on his athletic gifts too much. He will also need to add more weight and bulk up to play in the NFL. As an end, he is too lanky to be an every down end without the added bulk.

The defensive end class is shaping up to be a very good group, and Moss has a lot of potential. He may bring value in either a 4-3 defense or a 3-4, and could hear his name called in the first round. He may only be a situational pass rusher from the outset, but he has the ability to develop down the road.


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