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OLB Arthur Moats Scouting Report

OLB Arthur Moats, James Madison
Pos. Rank: 12 Grade: 4th Round Height: 6-0 1/2 Weight: 246 40: 4.64 Year: 4-Sr.

The Good: Explosive college defensive end expected to transition the linebacker in the NFL. Explodes off the snap with a terrific first step, fast off the edge, and shows ability in pursuit. He quickly changes direction, displays speed to the sidelines, and cuts the corner off from running backs. Breaks down well, playing with good knee bend, fast in every direction of the field, and always on balance. Keeps his feet driving up the field and works hard until whistle blows.

The Bad: Undersized and handled by tight ends at the point of attack. Rarely asked to make plays moving in reverse and was asked to pin back his ears and rush the quarterback in college.

The Verdict: Moats has been one of the better small school pass rushers the past two seasons and has been a disruptive force, consistently blowing up plays in the backfield. He's a pass rush specialist who will be brought onto the field in third-down situations and lined up as either a one-gap defensive end or outside linebacker for an NFL team.

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