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North Carolina - Tar Heels


Donte Paige-Moss

Donte Paige-Moss - #98 - DE

Height: 6-3 3/8
Weight: 268
Speed: 4.70e
Arm: 33
Hand: 10 3/8
Wingspan: 79
Birthdate: 04/11/1991
Hometown: Jacksonville, NC
Grade: 5.05

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/20/2012 North Carolina Pro Day 6-3 3/8 270 10 3/4 33 7/8 79 5/8
02/29/2012 Combine 6-3 3/8 268 10 3/8 33 79 26

 

Notes:

The Parade All-American was considered the No. 1 player in North Carolina as a prep after rushing for 20 touchdowns and recording 28 sacks. Saw action in eight games as a true freshman in 2009, making five tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks. Was suspended for the Meineke Car Care Bowl after taking a swing at a North Carolina State player in the regular-season finale. Started 12-of-13 games at right defensive end (did not start against Rutgers) in ’10, recording 49-13 1⁄2-7 with one pass batted down, one forced fumble and a blocked kick. Saw action in all 13 games in ’11, posting 29-4-2 with two passes batted down. Suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in the Independence Bowl against Missouri and did not participate in Combine drills.

Positives:

Gets his hands on tackles and creates separation. Flashes ability to get underneath a tackle’s pads and walk him back. Can hold his ground and string plays to the boundary. Runs well and shows deceptive closing speed — can make plays from the backside when he wants to. Moves well laterally and can loop and stunt. Wrap tackler.

Negatives:

Inconsistent. Average eyes, instincts and motor. Competitiveness, intensity and urgency are lacking. Duck-footed — does not gain enough ground with second and third steps. Stiff shoulders. Does not set a hard edge or use his hands violently. Lets his pads rise and gets washed inside. Has underachiever traits. Difficult to coach and will require a lot of extra attention managing him. Immature and egocentric. Average work habits. Durability will require evaluation.

Summary:

Was relegated to the bench as a junior and suffered a season-ending knee injury in the final game that could force him to begin the season on physically-unable-to-perform list  and leave him undrafted. Coachability concerns could limit opportunity. 


Donte Paige-Moss's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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