Pats take gifted D-II defensive end Moore in sixth

Pats take gifted D-II defensive end Moore in sixth
May 10, 2014, 4:45 pm
Share This Post

FOXBORO -- In Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich, the Patriots had two of the most highly used edge players in all of football last season.

With its second pick in the sixth round, New England added to its depth at defensive end when it chose Zach Moore out of Concordia St. Paul. It may be a while, however, before Moore is ready to help spell Jones and Ninkovich.

A two-time captain at CSP, a Division 2 school, Moore will likely need to spend some time refining his technique as a pro. But athletically, he's gifted.

He stands at 6-foot-5, 269 pounds, and his arms are 33.75 inches long. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds and has a 33.5 inch vertical leap. At 10 feet, 3 inches, Moore had the fourth-longest broad jump among defensive ends at the Combine.

The numbers are there. The only question before Moore gets on the field is if he can make the jump from D-II to the NFL.

More to come . . .