Fili Moala (DT), USC
New England needs to add some youth and size to the defensive line and Moala fits that discription. He's got a massive frame and is one of the those players that can learn and develop in New England's system.
Breakdown: Moala lacks sudden closing speed, but shows good lateral
quickness and above average footwork, along with the agility and balance to change direction and flow down the line. He is strong on the inside gap charge and can dominate with his hand swipes. He has a nice combination of power and quickness to stack and shed. Moala might lack sprinter's legs in pursuit, but shows good body control working in space. Moala is strong enough shooting his hands to hit with authority, but could use more overall strength. When he locks on to a ball carrier, they are not going to get away.
First Round Pick: James Laurinaitis
Early Second Round Pick: Alphonso Smith
Yet Another Second Round Pick: Patrick Chung
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