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Moch blazes to a 4.44 in the 40

Posted on: February 28, 2011 12:46 pm
Dontay Moch ran a 4.44 40 at the combine (US Presswire). Posted by Eye on Football staff

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dontay Moch put up an awfully impressive 40-yard number this morning. The Nevada product blazed to a 4.44 time, the best time produced among DEs ever (or, at least, since 2000).

Moch, who ranks as the eight-best DE in the rankings (and No. 86 overall), apparently ran a sub 4.3 during his junior Pro Day, and with speed like that (and considering he’s completely undersized for a prototypical 4-3 DE), he’s most likely to be used as a 3-4 outside LB.

The 2009 WAC defensive player of the year obviously is speedy, but he also is considered to have stiff hips and can’t change directions very well.

Writes Chad Reuter on, “although Moch's quickness is undeniable when watching his tape, scouts wonder about his motor, pass-rush moves and ability in coverage as a stand-up 3-4 linebacker. A team might reach for him in the second round, but it is not unreasonable to believe he could still be available in the fourth.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Moch blazes to a 4.44 in the 40

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Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2011 12:33 am

Moch blazes to a 4.44 in the 40

Dontay Moch is 6'1-250 lbs, the last time he weighed 225 was his freshamn year. But yeah I agree with the post for the most part on him, he doesn't have a natural motor  (but Vernon Gholston coming out of college did, so...not sure how much that matters really.) and gets worn down easily. But playing OLB in a 3-4 scheme can help that. Also his hips aren't that fluid to be a player that can consistently cover guys down field despite his speed. 
But I disagree with you saying he lacks pass-rush moves. A guy that produces 30 sacks in his career (2nd among the top 10 OLB prospects, to only Von Miller) can develop his moves in the nfl. If you can produce that many sacks in college, you can produce in the NFL. For him it all depends on the scheme of the defense he gets selected for, as to how his career will turn out. If he is on more of a steeler based 3-4 with a lot of OLB combo bltzes his speed can be utilized well. But if he is drafted to more of a Packers' 3- 4 scheme, which does alot of 4 man blitzing with the other OLB in zone coverage he'll struggle mightly. It really depends on what the team is trying to do. If the team is trying to run more like a steelers 3-4, he's worth the late 2nd round selection, if not he's only worth a 4th or maybe not being drafted by the team at all.

Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2011 7:10 pm

Moch blazes to a 4.44 in the 40

3-4 outside linebacker is definitely too small for this guy. His best bet is at 4-3 outside linebacker. He wouldn't be a bad strong safety if his agility was better.

Since: Sep 30, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2011 4:05 pm

Moch blazes to a 4.44 in the 40

Maybe not a DE but what do I know I never thought Robert Mathis would survive DE weighting in at around 240most of the time.

Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:45 pm

Moch blazes to a 4.44 in the 40

DE?   Who possibly sees him as a DE?  Last I saw he played at 225.  He is undersized for even an OLB

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