Sophomore - DT - 6'4 299 - Ft, Lauderdale, Fl (St. Thomas Aquinas)
Saw action in just 4 games as a freshman, and recorded 2 tackles.
Semper Fidelis All-American coming out of H.S.
Is hoping for a big season in 2015, and appears to be working his way up the DT depth chart.
Anthony Moten’s development will be intriguing to watch this season. Has the tools and showed major improvements this Spring.— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) June 1, 2015
DT Anthony Moten Working Hard To Be A First Team Fixture ($) http://t.co/J9HJ62QGlJ— InsideTheU.com (@InsideTheU) February 27, 2015
Possesses above average athleticism for a big man, and a great first step.
Summary: Moten is another player who inexplicably saw just enough action as a freshman to lose a year of eligibility. Has the upside to compete with players like Courtel Jenkins, Calvin Heurtelou, Michael Wyche, and Ufomba Kamalu for snaps on the interior defensive line. Should benefit should UM go to more one gap schemes, as rumored. Moten is not quite as stout as say Wyche or Jenkins, but his H.S. film would seem to indicate he could be a better pass rusher than some of Miami's other DTs. His burst out of a three point stance should help him eventually pick up a few sacks this year and beyond. Look for Moten to get a lot more PT this season, and factor in to the DT rotation regularly.
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