Chargers Draft

Chargers Work Out Concordia-St. Paul DE Zach Moore


Oct 20, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers helmet lays on the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

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.