Player Bio: Zach Moore

Derek Havens
May 11, 2014 at 08:00am ET

Patriots select Georgia OL Isaiah Wynn, RB Sony Michel
Mock draft: Patriots get defensive
Athleticism sets University of Pittsburgh offensive tackle Brian O’Neill apart
Lamar Jackson divulges Pats visit
Robert Kraft blindsides Donald Trump

Name: Zach Moore

Position: Defensive end

School: Concordia-St, Paul

Selected: Round 6, Pick 198 overall

Height: 6’5

Weight: 269

Strengths:

  • Has NFL size; Long, lean, athletic frame

  • Quick off the snap, flashes pro ability 

  • Scheme diverse, working in 3-4 and 4-3 defenses 

  • Improved throughout collegiate career 

  • Two time captain, good work ethic 


Weaknesses:

  • Behind in development, requires some patience 

  • Must learn to convert speed to power

  • Irrelevant facing double teams

  • Can lose leverage getting too upright 


Analysis: 

Moore is an impressive player, even as a prospect facing lower level talent. He's a long, lean athlete that has all the tools to develop in the right pro system. He had great production, having 33 sacks at Concordia.

While Moore will be a 24-year-old rookie, he has intriguing upside moving forward. While he's raw, there's a chance he can contribute from day one. Moore will put pressure on Jake Bequette and Will Smith for a roster spot in training camp. He might require some patience, but Moore could pay dividends down the line.

Do you have a Twitter account? Be sure to follow me: @PatriotsHaven!

THE LATEST FROM PATSFANS.COM: