The good: This tall, angular defender was a consistent big-play performer for Florida. He is an athletic player who combines speed and quickness with developing strength. He is capable of becoming a full-time NFL starter. He has started playing the run better while displaying the ability to shed blockers. Moss has the athletic ability to start on either side of the line, though he's better suited for the weak side. He has definite growth potential that could allow him to move to the strong side eventually. He has good lateral movement and plays hard on a consistent basis.
The bad: Against a double team, Moss won't get separation and is easily washed out of a play directed at him. He has trouble getting low and using leverage when he's trying to stuff the run. He needs to work on his technique and lower-body strength. He needs to consistently play with his pads lower to gain leverage and utilize his long wingspan to separate from blockers and deflect passes. Moss is an adequate tackler, but he isn't strong on impact and allows some backs to run through him.
Outlook: Moss is similar to Mathias Kiwanuka in size, body type and athletic ability. He's a fast-rising prospect with big-time upside as an edge rusher with a great first step. He carries a marginal first-round grade and has a chance to emerge as an impact pass rusher as a freshman. The Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints are in the hunt.
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