Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie DE Kyle Moore isn’t exactly the fleetest
of foot when it comes to pass rushing defensive ends, evident by his 4.81 forty at this past Aprils NFL Scouting combine. Moore however will be a force on the inside on third downs this coming season in Bates’ new scheme.
There has been some buzz since he was drafted, in that he adds versatility as a top rotation player. Moore will be competing with Jimmy Wilkerson at LDE, but because he is better suited as a run stuffing defensive end, look for him to become part of the rush package on third downs at defensive tackle.
“They’re putting me as the three-technique as a rusher inside to give some of those guards some problems,” Moore said. “That’s what (defensive coordinator Jim Bates) wants to do. He wants that go package, he wants some fast guys in there. USC did the same thing with me, put some of the faster guys on the outside and put me inside.” Source: St.Pete Times.com
Moore, just lack the suddenness to be an every-down edge rusher at this point in his very young NFL career. But with his versatility he will definitely get a chance to contribute as part of a heavy defensive line rotation that will be looking for some of the youthful inexperience to land a helping hand.