Avery Moss – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Avery Moss

DE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DE Youngstown State 9 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'3 262 4.86 6'3 264 34 1/2 10 3/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.79 32.5 9'6 14 7.25 4.43

Overview:

Moss had a very productive career between Youngstown State, and Nebraska, where he appeared in 41 career games, he had 120 tackles, 29.5 for loss, and 17.5 sacks, proving to be a sack monster, and a defensive play maker. He has good edge rusher size, he is very experienced, he also has good speed, is a good pass rusher, and he gets good pressure on the quarterback. He also is a sure fire tackler, a hard hitter, and he creates havoc on defense. He also always wraps up on tackle attempts, and he does a good job of powering his way through the offensive line, in pursuit of the quarterback and ball carrier. While he has good speed, he does not have elite edge rush speed, but that does not hamper his game, he is also not that familiar with being in coverage, so he will have to learn it if he ends up being a 3-4 outside linebacker. He also had a season ending injury in 2012 while at Nebraska, before transferring to Youngstown State, and he did not play at all in 2014. With that said, I view Moss as a day 3 pick, likely somewhere in 4th to 5th range, where he will be a key special teamer, and a rotational player for whoever drafts him. I also believe he can be an effective defensive end in the right 4-3 scheme, as well as an effective outside linebacker in a 3-4 system.

Strengths:

Tackling machine

Sack machine

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Has good edge rush size

A solid pass rusher

Gets good pressure on the QB

A tough nosed player

A hard hitter

Has good speed

Sure fire tackler

Very experienced

Always wraps up on tackle attempts

Gets a good push on the offensive line

Does a good job of powering his way through the offensive line in pursuit of the QB and ball carrier

Creates havoc on defense

Did a great job of getting the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

While he has good speed he does not have elite edge rush speed but that does not hurt his game

Did not drop back in coverage so he may need some time to learn and adjust to being a cover guy if he does play as a 3-4 OLB

Had a season ending injury while playing at Nebraska in 2012

before transferring to Youngstown State and he also did not play in 2014

Career Stats:

Games Played: 41

Tackles: 120

Tackles For Loss: 29.5

Sacks: 17.5

Pass Breakups: 5