Originally posted on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 3/13/14
The Arizona Cardinals released outside linebacker Dontay Moch on Thursday after just one season and while I did think the Cincinnati Bengals reached for him in the third-round of the 2011 NFL Draft, I've always been intrigued by him when I studied his college tape prior to that draft. Moch was combine phenom back in 2011 as he ran 4.44 40-yard dash and vertical jumped 42 inches. In fact, his KEI score was an impressive 73.67. That should be a lesson that combine numbers don't mean jack squat. During his four years at Nevada, Moch registered 30 total sacks and 63 total tackles for loss. However, despite his college success, his first three years in the NFL haven't gone well as he not only struggled with the Bengals defense, but also was hampered by injuries and a four game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. A few weeks ago, new Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, who was the linebackers coach in Cincinnati when Moch was drafted, talked about how tough it was
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