Adrian Moten Scouting Report
Adrian Moten
Adrian Moten - Maryland (HT: 6-1⅝ - WT: 228)
Combine 40: 4.62 - Position Rank: 17 of 32

Positives: Has good straight-line speed, plays even faster than timed speed indicates... Is very tough for only carrying 228 lbs., takes his shots but keeps playing hard... Has very good instincts in run coverage, times up snap counts well when run blitzing... Is very athletic for the position, appears to have excellent leaping ability and good quickness.... Has a very high motor, does not give up on plays, even after getting knocked down by blockers... Good sideline-to-sideline defender, will get knocked around a bit, but has good lateral quickness and speed to cover a lot of ground... Might be best suited to play weakside linebacker in the NFL, has good range and can cover a lot of ground, makes a lot of plays from the backside... Has a good feel for the flow of the play, does a good job reading keys and moving with the play... Plays very big when taking on blockers, uses a lot of leverage to push back blockers and stay active in the play... Above-average zone defender, has six career interceptions, four of which came in 2010, does a good job of maintaining responsibilities and reading the quarterback's eyes.

Negatives: Does not have great awareness when scraping sideline-to-sideline, will fall victim to crackback blocks and cut blocks, needs to do a better job of protecting his legs in traffic... Could stand to add some bulk to his frame, appears a little on the thin side... Will miss tackles when moving laterally along the line, sometimes over-pursues and gets out of position against shiftier backs... Is not a big hitter, generally wraps up low and slides to the ankles, has only forced two fumbles in his career... Has never been a huge producer, only 220 total tackles in four years.

  220 99 121 25 15½ 5 6 1 0
2007 Maryland   50 29 21 3 1 0 0
2008 Maryland   24 9 15 0 1 1 0
2009 Maryland   68 29 39 9 6 1 0 0 0
2010 Maryland   78 32 46 7 1 4 0 0

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