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New York Giants Draft Youngstown State DE Avery Moss in Round 5


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In two seasons at Youngstown State, Moss recorded 84 tackles, 13.0 sacks, 22.0 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, and five pass breakups in 25 games. After playing as a reserve in 2015, Moss earned a starting role in 2016 and notched 59 tackles (17.5 for loss), 10.5 sacks, and four forced fumbles en route to picking up first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honors.


Height: 6-3
Weight: 264 lbs.
Arm length: 34 ½"
Hands: 10 3/8"

40-yard dash: 4.79 sec.
Bench press: 14 reps
Vertical jump: 32 ½"
Broad jump: 114"
3-cone drill: 7.25 sec.
20-yard shuttle: 4.43 sec.


Moss began his college career at Nebraska, where he had a standout redshirt freshman season with eight tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, and an interception returned for a touchdown. However, he was dismissed from campus and did not play in 2014. He was then picked up by Youngstown State, where he reunited with Bo Pelini, his former Huskers coach.


A native of Tempe, Arizona, Moss received recruiting interest in basketball and football coming out of Corona Del Sol. He ranked among the top 50 defensive ends in the country and was a standout on the basketball court, helping the school to a 32-1 record and a Division I state title.


Long-limbed and does something with it. Can be slippery with ability to slide off a centered block and work towards the edge. Pulls himself around a block. Very good athlete with loose, explosive hips. Twitch to disengage quickly and lay into a ball-carrier. Recruited by colleges as basketball player as well. Can unlock and chase to the perimeter or from the backside with plus acceleration. Combines upper body flexibility, foot quickness and length for fast wins in pass rush. Shoulder dip around edge is his go-to move. Burst to the quarterback will catch your eye.

Photos of Youngstown State DE Avery Moss

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