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Langston Moore

DT | (6-1, 303, 5.02) | South Carolina
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Began career as a defensive lineman but moved to offense in the third week of the 1999 season and wound up starting the last seven games at guard. Moved back to defense in 2000 and had 21 tackles, seven tackles for loss and two sacks. Starting nose tackle in '01. Ended the year with 56-3-1 and two blocked field goals. College weight man in track and field, but he's no Michael Carter. Finished 12th in the Southeastern Conference shotput. Played 12 games in '02 and had 60-9½-3, forced three fumbles and intercepted one pass.

Positives: Hustles and gives good effort, has some quickness and athletic ability and is explosive and quick off the line of scrimmage. Has good football intelligence and uses his hands well. A great worker who bench-presses 450 pounds but has short arms. Has good balance and leverage. Looks like a 4x4 on the field because he is so wide and thick and has broad shoulders. Has hip roll and explosiveness inside and plays his butt off until he runs out of gas.

Negatives: Struggles handling double-teams and two gaps. Gets covered up at times because of a lack of height and limited long speed. Lacks speed as a pass rusher. Wears down, loses energy and cannot chase the quarterback. Gets tall and blocked but plays small. Size and speed are limiting factors.

Summary: Probably isn't more than a situational nose tackle in the NFL.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.