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Jarvis Moss

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Position: Defensive End

School: Florida

Status: Junior

Height: 6-6

Weight: 260

40-Yard Dash: 4.76 (EST)

Positives:


Jarvis Moss' biggest asset is his quickness. He gets off the ball very fast and can consistently beat offensive tackles to the outside. He plays with good leverage, which maximizes his strength, and has good ability to change direction and closes quickly on the quarterback.

At 6-6, Moss has good height for a defensive end, and he does a great job of getting his hands up to cut off throwing lanes. He also has the speed to run down ball carriers from behind.

Negatives:


At about 260 pounds, Moss is undersized for a 4-3 defensive end, and could have problems matching up against the run in the NFL. He's not going to overpower many blockers. Even at the college level, he had trouble shedding blocks once offensive linemen got their hands on him.

Moss also has some minor character and durability concerns, but neither are enough to warrant much of a fall in the draft.

Overview:


Jarvis Moss is a guy who probably would have benefited from another year in college. He will need to add some bulk at the next level, but fortunately he has the frame to do so without losing much of his quickness and agility. Teams will be attracted by his ability as a speed rusher, and he should be picked up anywhere from the final third of the first round to the top half of the second round.

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