2011 NFL Draft Player Profile | Dontay Moch
Moch was recruited on athletic ability alone, out of Hamilton High School in Arizona, on a team that won two consecutive state titles. He became the first WAC Defensive Player of the Year for Nevada following the 2009 season, and he didn’t disappoint with his pass rushing ability as a senior in 2010 either.
Player Name: Dontay Moch
Position: Outside Linebacker
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Moch is explosive off the snap. He uses his hands well, and doesn’t do a bad job at shedding blocks. He gets upfield in a hurry from the defensive end position, and gives quarterbacks fits. Moch is generally a solid wrap up tackler when he gets his hand on the ball carrier. He has an uncanny ability to get into the backfield nearly every play.
Moch’s biggest issue is that he is very stiff at the hips. His height isn’t ideal, although Elvis Dumervil and Lamar Woodley would beg to differ. He got much of his production from the left DE position, rather than against the left tackles of the conference. He played in a weak conference in the WAC. He will have trouble in space if converted to outside linebacker in a 3-4. Coverage abilities are quite raw for Moch, and he also doesn’t play smart all the time. He needs to do a better job of keeping contain, sometimes getting sucked in by the play action by being a tad over aggressive.
Moch’s pass rushing ability isn’t in question. It’s run support, coverage, and ability to keep contain. His speed is going to be coveted nonetheless, and there are coaches that can turn athletes into football players. He’s likely to be off the board in the late third round, where a team will gamble with his ability. I still like him as a situational pass rusher at defensive end at the very least.
NFL Comparison: Elvis Dumervil