UPDATE: Moch’s official 40 time was registered at 4.44 seconds, setting the combine record among defensive linemen.
INDIANAPOLIS — Everyone knows Nevada DE Dontay Moch can run. It’s just a matter of how fast.
Moch wears a “DL” on the front of his green NFL Scouting Combine jersey, but his speed is rare and impressive at any position. Moch registered an unofficial time of 4.45 seconds on his first run (and a 10-yard split of 1.62) to set a combine record for defensive linemen since 2000.
If Moch’s time stands, he’ll have bested the previous mark of 4.47, set by UAB’s Bryan Thomas in 2002.
Moch, who was the 2009 WAC Defensive Player of the Year and a member of the 2010 All-WAC First Team, weighed in at 6-foot-1 3/8 and 248 pounds at the combine.
NFL Network’s Charles Davis projects Moch as an outside linebacker on the next level, and NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks sees him as a situational edge rusher.
“He has a chance to be a special rusher in the right system,” Brooks said.