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Chargers Work Out Concordia-St. Paul DE Zach Moore


The San Diego Chargers brought in DE Zach Moore for a workout this week, per Ian Rapoport. Moore is projected to be taken late in the draft and could be a possibility as an undrafted free agent. He attended Concordia-St. Paul and would be the first player drafted from that school, if he were to be selected in the draft.

Here is his scouting report from CBS Sports:

STRENGTHS: Workable framework with long arms. Dedicated himself in the weight room and has developed his frame, weight and bulk. Natural body control and moves light on his feet to string plays out, showing quickness and range. Flexible athlete with loose joints and smooth movement skills. Aggressive hand use to rip through blocks, while keeping his momentum. Versatile playing experience, lining up in multiple fronts and inside and outside. Played just about every spot on the defensive line in college as a three-year starter (31 career starts). High energy and won’t cheat himself or his teammates. Mature, hard worker who is used to working his way up from the basement level. Positive outlook on life with reliable football character.

WEAKNESSES: Not very sudden and needs to improve his first step anticipation and burst. Bad habit of popping upright off the snap and needs to do a better job with his leverage, too often knocked on his heels. Will lose sight of the ball and needs to improve his backfield vision. Football sense and awareness are underdeveloped. Doesn?t show a diverse array of pass rush moves and needs to show more of a plan. Doesn?t always play with heavy hands. Will hunch and overextend himself at the waist. Struggled with academics and failed out of school in 2010.–Dane Brugler

It seems that these words come out a lot on players that Tom Telesco looks at: “High energy and won?t cheat himself or his teammates.” It definitely is a common factor in the players he wants to bring onto the team. We will be alright if we keep getting players that are going to put in the work to get better. Just look at Jahleel Addae on his instagram everyday.

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  • Sergio Quintero

    Underachiever and Telesco don’t mix, I fully expect every charger to have the following tags:
    + Hard Worker
    + Excellent Character
    + Productive

    Seems like Telesco is concentrating a big percentage of his visits to players that might be UDFA’s, to get those players to come here.

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      TT is the UFA wizard

      • Diegoblue

        I hope he keeps finding drafted and undrafted gems .. The great GMs are able to do this .. Hopefully Telesco will be talked about as such in the near future

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          that would be amazing.. finding those gems late in the draft is why the Seahawks are so dang good.

          • Diegoblue

            Absolutely ..

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i think that is what he is working on as well.. he did well last season in bringing in some talent.

      • arnie

        This also puts them in a position to build a good foundation, so they can eventually be more bold in the draft.

  • NateLew

    I guess that motto explains why they didn’t want to resign Shaun Phillips for cheap last year, king of the garbage sack and looks like a cornerback vs the run.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahaha… well there is that.. haha

  • Sergio Quintero

    Off topic, Kevin Acee selected Kyle Fuller on “On the Beat” mock draft NFL Network is running, I would perfectly happy with that selection.

    And Walterfootball has them selecting Brandin Cooks, which has not been a common occurrence in any mocks, I love the player, but that would be a real surprise.

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      I wonder if someone will bring that up at the chat today. I think I saw someone mention Fuller getting drafted but Gelhken deflected as they usually do. And of course the Barr thing.

      • Sergio Quintero

        Fuller is best fit for the off man-zone scheme that Pagano uses, so no major surprise, I would have taken Fuller as well.

        Acee is lot more interesting in chats than Gehlken, Acee actually has opinion and puts his neck out there, Gehlken basically has no opinion of his own, and he’s the reports the news, not makes the news in his comments.

        Marcel would you take Cooks??, love his tape, but yeah he’s smaller than most WR that Rivers has had success with.

        • Julien Bélair

          nooooo defence ..

        • Marcel West-Bailey

          I like Fuller a lot. Love his tape. Him in Bolts would be great. And I have noticed that about the two of them. Acee seems like a bit of an ass but he has his opinion and I respect that. Gehlken just seems too passive to me but to each his own.

          Well..idk. I like Cooks. He definitely fills a need. But the way I look at it is, how big is that need in relation to how the team performs on the field? Now I’m operating under the impression that our first draft pick is going to come in and make an immediate impact, our second rounder is going to do less and so on and so forth. There’s obviously no proof but let’s just call it positive thinking that we don’t pick a bust and player productivity decreases as you do down in rounds. Now, if we select Cooks in the first, we, theoretically, have one of the best offenses in the league. So we go from pretty good to extremely dynamic. But our defense is only going get to get slightly better if we draft a CB or pass rusher in the second. Now if we draft a corner our defense, presumably, gets better and the offense gets slightly better if we draft a WR later. I think the offense is pretty good where it is. Don’t mistake that for it doesn’t need to improve but if I had to pick improvements to either the offense or defense I pick defense in our particular situation. The way I see it is Rivers will throw it to whoever he has. But we can’t stop the opponent from scoring and I think that needs to be the main focus.

          • Sergio Quintero

            Part of the reason I think it can work is, the chargers face the murderer row of number 1 corners this season:
            - Corners: Talib (2), Flowers (2), Sherman, Revis, Peterson, Smith (Ravens), Grimes.

            So if Brown continues his disappearing act and teams can scheme Allen off some games, then this offense can take a step back, if they can get Floyd back this is pick seems excessive, but getting a DeSean Jackson type player to stretch the field is not a bad thing. Still think corner is where they are going, but they might face that corners might not be there at pick 25, keeping options open.

          • Julien Bélair

            Allen will get open if not we have great running game and green gates and royal…

          • Sergio Quintero

            I hope the declining numbers Gates had late in the season, is that he got so much attention scheme wise from defenses, because he looked like he’s lost a step from his elite version.

            If they don’t take WR early, Brown & Green have to produce a whole lot more, Gates should produce somewhere between 650-800 yards, I think he’s starting to decline, if the chargers can actually get linebackers to single cover him, he’s still very valuable but when he’s doubled he can vanish from games.

          • Julien Bélair

            I think we should get a WR early… second or third but not in the first. We need a top CB even if it means to trade up to get one… this i my humble opinion

          • Sergio Quintero

            Don’t want to trade up, but clearly there are risks to standing pat and being left with no corner to take, I have a feeling at least one corner from: Dennard, Roby, Fuller & Verrett will be there.

            Verrett I think will be the one that there is over a 70% he will be there.

          • Julien Bélair

            I think Roby will be there …because he had a bad 2013 season nd off field issues…and the fact that he said he wants to play for SD might make teams looking at another direction

          • Sergio Quintero

            I don’t know about Roby, 2 things say no about him and the chargers, character red flags & underachiever.

            The chargers seem to be amongst the most strict teams in drafting high character guys, and drafting overachievers.

            If they do, they are betting on coaching him up, and that will be a surprise for me, he clearly has more talent than average pick 25 corner, so not against it, more like I would be surprised.

          • Julien Bélair

            You are right….he is a boom or bust but let’s say he learned from the past and he wants to play in SD…he can become special and bring some character to the defence… that’s appealing

          • Sergio Quintero

            He still seems to have a some problems with his choices, didn’t he have a DUI 36 hours before his planned visit to the chargers, those bad choices still seem to be part of his reality.

          • Julien Bélair

            nooooooooo he was 0.008 not 0.08… it’s like 1 beer 3 hours before. I hate media sometimes

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            That’s true. See I really think we can get a deep threat WR in the later rounds. Would I look to have a burner like Cook? Absolutely. But if we can get a player like Richardson or Moncrieff I don’t think it’ll be that big of an issue. But yes Brown needs to appear more. And I agree that if a good corner isn’t there they don’t need to force the issue. Take the BPA that fits the next biggest need.

          • SDmarm17

            I agree. Wait til the 3rd or 4th round to pick up a WR. I like Ellington, Huff, Norwood, and Hoffman. I think Norwood and Hoffman could even be available in the fifth or sixth rounds. Wouldn’t be against picking up Robinson, Matthews or Moncrief in the second if they are available but I think we’d be okay if we pass on them. Would love to see TuTu or Inman (would prefer TuTu tho) take the #2 WR spot and draft Ellington or Huff in the third or fourth to have them return kicks this year and earn some playing time. Then next year they can man the slot if Royal isn’t (probably wont be) resigned.

          • Julien Bélair

            Would you trade up for him? I think we will trade up in the draft personally …if we do how much are you willing to give up for him ?

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            Trade up for Cooks? Probably not. I see WR as a need but not a dire one. Now if we trade up for a corner I’m not sure what team will need what but I would try to push players and future draft picks and as few current draft picks as possible.

          • Julien Bélair

            no trade up for Fuller

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            I’d consider it. Really. But not too long. See I really think if Fuller isn’t there Telesco will take Verrett AND put him outside. *covers head from incoming insults questioning my football knowledge* I think Telesco is looking to build a similar team in SD that he had in Indy. And Indy, while he was there, had a lot of shorter corners. Verrett obviously a good pick. I think if he was 2 inches taller he’d be the best corner in the draft but that isn’t happening…unless he takes the pills I recommended. So it’s possible that he would but it won’t surprise me if he takes Verrett over Fuller.

          • Julien Bélair

            I agree with you but the injury history of verrett scares me a bit … but he is one of my favourite player of the draft… I hope we draft him

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            Didn’t Fuller have a few injuries in college? I’m really not concerned all that much about his height. He’s had a little trouble but I think he’s capable.

          • Julien Bélair

            to be honest I don’t see much difference between 5 foot 11 or 5 foot 9…. kinda stupid to see it as a biiiiiggggg difference…. Let’s hope Verrett falls to us. I root for him since january

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Fuller makes a ton of sense. would love Cooks, but don’t see us going that direction

      • Julien Bélair

        me neither

      • Sergio Quintero

        The boys at Walterfootball have 3 or 4 corners gone, and they have never have been high on Verrett, so they basically have Nix and some really interesting Wr’s (Cooks & Lee), that would be interesting circumstance.

        Cooks & Lee seems to be ahead of Nix in most scouts minds, but NT is a bigger need in most people’s mind, in that circumstance I still think the chargers would take Verrett.

  • supersurge619

    high energy players are gona make our identity no slacking no weakness I love that about t.t ..go bolts

  • Julien Bélair

    Fuller is the guy but he won’t be there….I think there is like 10% on chances that he is available

    • Sergio Quintero

      Count me less negative, 50-50 for me, Roby seems to be ahead of him, GM’s love themselves skill sets.

      • Julien Bélair

        well right now it’s all about opinion so yours is as valuable as mine

        • Sergio Quintero

          Absolutely, were throwing darts, and shooting the breeze Julien, and its fun.

          • Julien Bélair

            haha yep I enjoy it

  • BoltNative

    Just pick up Nix. If not Nix, then grab Daniel McCullers in a later round. Look at McCullers games, he’s pretty decent actually.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Not a fan of McCullers at all. I’ll respectfully disagree.

  • Sergio Quintero

    Mock Drafts for the day:
    On the Beat, Kevin Acee selected Kyle Fuller
    Walterfootball: Brandin Cooks (25), Jeremiah Attaochu (57)
    ESPN: Kiper & McShay have the chargers selecting Anthony Barr.

    Side note, Pagano is best friends with Jim Mora Jr, to the level that Pagano was going to be the DC at UCLA before the chargers promoted Pagano, the word out of UCLA is that Mora loves Barr character, and that he will definitely convince Pagano to push hard for Barr.

    • Julien Bélair

      I don’t like the sound of this

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Barr would be an amazing pick in this draft. the draft is deep at other positions and you can’t teach that guys athleticism. He is raw, but he is teachable .

      • Sergio Quintero

        His bad season was 10 sacks, and 20 tackles for loss, and it was his 2nd season playing defense, if that is struggling, sign up the chargers OLB’s for that level of struggling.

        6’5 255lbs and he ran under 4.5 in his pro day, and he produced good numbers on the field, is he great every play, hell no, but Johnson & Freeney will definitely get on this guy case for technique and hustle.

        • Julien Bélair

          if he is that good he won’t be there at the 25th pick

          • Sergio Quintero

            Why the dislike of Barr Julien, I have noticed it, I will admit not being the biggest Roby fan because I saw Ohio St. versus Wisconsin & Penn State, and the white dude from Wisconsin Abredderis absolutely owned and bitch slapped Roby up and down the field, I remember finishing the game and saying to myself, that dude is all hype and no substance.

            I watched the draftbreakdown of Roby later and he was better but not in the class of Fuller & Verrett in terms of level of play.

            But you really don’t like Barr what gives specifically, I see Barr and he’s like many pass rushers, he’s a swing and miss guy, sometimes he flashes and looks awesome, and others, he’s invisible and non factor.

          • Julien Bélair

            Roby has a lot of potential and I think a player it’s good for the development of a player to get beat up a few times just to remind him that he needs to work and to realize that the step will be big between college and NFL. Roby is not a finished product but he has a tons of potential. I like his aggressiveness and his attitude.

            I think Barr has no moves ! He gets away with that in college because of his athletisim but I think it will take him at least 3 years to be a factor in the NFL. I like Ford and even Attaochu more than him.

            I know teams like potential but size and speed and athleticism isn’t everything. Barr is far from being NFL ready. IMO….

          • Sergio Quintero

            I can assure you Roby will start day one if he goes in the first round, if he does, at least the first 8 games he will take some lumps growing into the position, it probably will work out in the long term, but in the short term I hope it doesn’t cost them some games.

            The no moves was and still is problem with Ingram, who basically was a starter for one year in college, so that clearly didn’t hinder the previous GM, so we will see if this GM follows the same path. Watching Ingram he’s still very much a work in progress, where talent exceed his knowledge of the game.

          • Julien Bélair

            well Ingram isn’t very good at rushing the passer is he ?…..but Ingram was and is very good against the run….Barr is not…

            Roby has top speed and he is able to get away from some mistakes because of that. If I was a GM I would gamble on him… High risk high reward type of pick… but we have the locker room for that and if Weddle is not in the box and is watching the deep balls like he should well he should be able to help Roby a lot.

          • Sergio Quintero

            Watch the Bengals playoff game again, and tell me Ingram is bad pass rusher, he’s raw, but he had at least 2 opportunities to sack Dalton, where Dalton was slippery, and had multiple hurries, he’s a lot better pass rusher than what you give credit for.

          • Julien Bélair

            He did have a great game. He is not bad but far from a #1 pass rusher…he is more an overall good player than a prototype pass rusher… great motor, great energie

            Don’t get me wrong I like Ingram a lot..one of my favourite player on the team… I am just waiting to see more sacks from him… I hope he reaches 10 sacks next year to shut me up !

          • Sergio Quintero

            Yeah I’m hoping from somewhere between 8-11, I don’t think he’ll ever be 14 plus guy, but 8-10 for a long time, yeah I think he can do that.

          • Julien Bélair

            which is very good! but we need a pure pass rusher like ford or attaochu on the other side hell even van noy…. but not another raw player like barr…. we would get nowhere with him….

          • Sergio Quintero

            I find funny Roby & Barr really similar, if you can get them to reach full potential you will get a rare player that shouldn’t have access to at pick 25, can you as a team take the growing pains while it happens.

          • Julien Bélair

            good point

  • Sergio Quintero

    From Acee’s chat, he doesn’t expect Mathews to be resigned, and that Donald Brown will be the starter in 2015, not surprised with the nature of how RB are treated, but still sad to read.

    • Julien Bélair

      very plausible…if he has a very good season I can’t see the Chargers being willing to give him a big contract and if he has a bad season well he won’t be resigned….so

      • Sergio Quintero

        This is directly from a question I asked him:

        Comment From Sergio from Tijuana

        What does Ryan Mathews need to do this season to secure a lucrative long term deal with the chargers?

        Kevin Acee: Switch positions … He could run for 1,300 yards and score 15 touchdowns, and I don’t think he’d get a “lucrative” contract … I’d root for him to get the best contract he could somewhere, but the Chargers would have Donald Brown and (probably) Danny Woodhead and could find a cheaper back in the draft. That’s not personal against Ryan, just the way it is with running backs now. You won’t see the huge second contracts like you used to.

        • Julien Bélair

          well if he runs for 1300yards and 15 td I hope he stays haha

    • powderBLUE801

      I honestly think RB are a dime a dozen now and I won’t get attached to Mathews for that simple reason.

    • Gunnar Martin

      2015 is a long ways away, Sergio…

      • Sergio Quintero

        Every RB is treated like crap in the NFL, don’t blame me, it would surprised me that they would pay 3.5 million for Donald Brown which is now starters money at that position, and pay 4-5.5 to Mathews which he should command in the open market, there was a reason the Brown contract was criticized, the thought was Mathews’ days are numbered.

        Add to that next year being an elite RB year with guys that could actually go in the first round in T.J. Yeldon, Todd Gurley & Melvin Gordon, its like the magic 8 ball:

        Chances Mathews resigns with Chargers, outlook not so good.

        Why resign a player that might decline if you can draft a young cheaper player, sucks to be a RB in the NFL right now.

        • Gunnar Martin

          I get it, I’m just saying we should wait to officially assess this until after this season plays out. A LOT can happen between now and then.

    • Trey P

      Telesco doest even let Acee close to the team what does he know lol we have enough money for Matthews je will be back!!!!!

  • Tony

    Personally, I think Telesco goes Van Noy first round with the 25th pick if we can’t trade down. If we do trade down, I think it might be even more likely we pick up Van Noy if he were still available.

  • veazy

    At the end of his strengths I was almost expecting it to say what charities he donates to and how many homeless animals he’s rescued.