Colt Scout: DT Langston Moore

ColtPower's Jerry Langton fills you in on the defensive tackle that the Colts worked out on Wednesday. Former Cardinal Langston Moore has also drawn recent interest from the Texans. Find out why from Jerry...

Langston Moore
DT, South Carolina

6'1 (6011) / 303 pounds / 5.10 forty-speed

2006 stats:
2 tackles, 1-3 tackle for loss with Arizona

2005 stats:
8 tackles, 1 assist, 1-6 sacks, 1.5-3.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble with Arizona

The player: How can I not like a guy with a name like that? Actually, Moore's a pretty decent player even though he doesn't really look like one. He's short, has stubby arms and almost no straight-line speed. But he does have a non-stop motor, very good quickness, superior strength and some of the best in-the-trenches hand-use you'll see in the NFL. That skill-set makes him more of a 3-4 nose tackle than a 4-3 defensive tackle, but he's played both in the NFL. Moore hasn't played all that much since being drafted in the sixth round of the 2003 draft by the Bengals because of injuries and his physical limitations, but he has produced when given a chance. He suffers if he's exposed too much and works much better as part of a rotation. 

How he fits: With the absence of Corey Simon (illness) and their troubles stopping the run, it's no wonder the Colts are auditioning defensive tackles. Moore certainly isn't the kind of guy to push you over the top, but his good attitude and strong effort certainly wouldn't hurt the team. If he is signed, expect Moore to be an occasionally used backup inside.
Reminds me of: Cleveland Pinkney, a former Colts undrafted free-agent find who has eked out an okay NFL career. He's now with the Lions, his seventh team in six years.

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