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Elliott 1
04-11-2010, 11:40 PM
A top performer at the combine Moats explosiveness and athleticism hasn't been questioned, nor has his extraordinary body of work.

But isn't he too short to be drafted by the Dolphins??

Well....whats the purpose of having taller players? Reach, of course.

Arthur Moats has arms 33.9 inches long. About average size, if your 6'7";
Brandon Graham's are 30.5

So Moats is 6'02",, but with his vast wingspan,long arms and 37 inch vertical, he will play like most guys 6'3"-6'4".

His size then, may actually be an advantage, giving him the advantage of quickness and a low center of gravity, all the while having extraordinary reach.

This guy was double or triple teamed on every single passing down last year and he still racked up huge stats.

Moats is goping to be the steal of this draft. Graham and Kindle have nothing on this guy. Do the research.

Mr. Magoo
04-11-2010, 11:57 PM
Graham and Kindle have nothing on this guy. Do the research.

Brandon Graham's arms are 32.5, not 30.5. The shorter measurement was an incorrect number from the Senior Bowl.

/irony

j-off-her-doll
04-12-2010, 12:03 AM
Since you did the research, maybe you can present some of it - apart from partially incorrect stats on reach.

By the way, I think Moats is a very interesting prospect.

lbmclean_sj
04-12-2010, 12:06 AM
ya know we could draft 2 guys for OLB

I hope we do

Fin_Frenzy_84
04-12-2010, 12:08 AM
Really I looked at Moats stats and he has not done nothing except miss games...

Elliott 1
04-12-2010, 12:25 AM
http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingReports/OLB/Arthur-Moats.php

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/sports/college/college_football/article/JMUF06_20091105-221206/303974/?ATCLID=204895862&SPSID=71029&SPID=8113&DB_OEM_ID=14400

http://www.caasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=8500&ATCLID=204859537

Fin_Frenzy_84
04-12-2010, 12:29 AM
http://espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=186148

His stats are horrible and are not the same to your website.
I do not know which one is right

Clipse
04-12-2010, 12:36 AM
So what is the point of putting down Graham/Kindle in favor of Moats? Graham/Kindle will be selected in the 1st two rounds, Moats will not. Not like we can't draft two OLB's.

Elliott 1
04-12-2010, 01:10 AM
http://espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=186148

His stats are horrible and are not the same to your website.
I do not know which one is right

Thats really weird. Those stats are completely erroneous.

lbmclean_sj
04-12-2010, 01:11 AM
So what is the point of putting down Graham/Kindle in favor of Moats? Graham/Kindle will be selected in the 1st two rounds, Moats will not. Not like we can't draft two OLB's.

great thought, I wish I had said it

hooshoops
04-12-2010, 01:17 AM
i'd consider him late as a developmental olb...but not in the first 4 rounds and i do think we will double up at olb this draft...if we don't take more

he's an interesting prospect...

Fin_Frenzy_84
04-12-2010, 02:11 AM
Thats really weird. Those stats are completely erroneous.

Which one is right? I like yours better!!! lol

Scoffaveli
04-12-2010, 02:57 AM
moats is a monster

he goes/went to the same college as me

DKphin
04-12-2010, 03:06 AM
44. DE/LB Arthur Moats 6'0.25"248lbs.
Quote:
At JMU he played in every game as a true freshman in '06, and compiled 18 tackles. As a sophomore, he played as part of the regular DE rotation and totaled 45 stop and 6.5 QBHs. In 2008 he was a starter throughout the season an was third-team All-CAA and second-team all-state by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association. Arthur was also the team’s defensive lineman of the year and was No. 3 overall on the team and first among defensive linemen in tackles with 65. He tallied 25 solo stops and team highs of 15.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 quarterback sacks. Moats also broke up a pass and forced three fumbles.
Strengths
Ripped. Fast. Dedicated to his craft. Nice slap and go move. Chops the defender's hands off of him. Stays low and gets upfield very quickly. Times his jump off the snap. Very productive. Has some flexibility, and may be able to convert. Has become better against the run. Natural pass rusher who is in the mold of an Elvis Dumervil.
Weaknesses
Kind of a DE/OLB tweener with no certainty that he can play off the LOS. Short, and lacks some of the incredible explosion that some short NFL DEs of recent memory have exhibited. Still average at the POA in the run game. Can drop into coverage, and while he may be able to convert, he may always be somewhat of a liability in coverage.
Projection
4-5th round type talent who will probably be drafted later because of where he played, and because of the small school bias that still exists in some corners. http://cdsdraft.com/profile.php?id=3815

DKphin
04-12-2010, 03:15 AM
Arthur Moats on the rise
James Madison outside linebacker Arthur Moats has visited the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles, and hes set to visit the San Francisco 49ers next week, a league source confirmed.
The first-team FCS All-American selection has also conducted private workouts for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots.
Hes regarded as a rising draft prospect. He has been projected anywhere from the third round to the latter portion of the NFL draft.
The 6-foot, 245-pounder projects as an outside linebacker at the next level after playing a traditional defensive end position in college.
At the NFL scouting combine, Moats ran the 40-yard dash in 4.64 seconds and bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times. He also registered a 36 inch vertical leap, a 10-2 broad jump and a 4.37 in the 20-yard shuttle.
Moats led JMU last season with 90 tackles, 23 for losses and 11 sacks.
He received the Buck Buchanan award as the top Division I-AA defensive player in the nation.
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Arthur-Moats-on-the-rise.html