Former Penn State wide receiver and Rochester native Derek Moye is looking to make a good impression this weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis as he's considered to be on the fringe of candidates to be selected in April's NFL Draft. This event, plus the Nittany Lions' Pro Day workout scheduled for March 14 in Happy Valley will be his last chance to show scouts he's ready to make an impact at the next level.
As Lions 247's Sean Fitz reports, he's hoping his route-running skills stick out.
"I feel like I'm pretty polished on all of my routes, and I think I got a lot better getting in and out of my breaks at IMG, working on a lot of different things," he said. "I don't really consider myself a short route runner, I just like to do everything as a receiver."
Moye caught at least 48 passes and six touchdowns in each of his first two seasons as a starter for Penn State in 2009 and 2010, but inconsistency at the quarterback position and injuries caused him to fall off to 40 receptions for 654 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games in 2011.
Making matters worse, he did not catch any passes in the final game of his Lions career a 30-14 loss to Houston in the TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 2.
Needless to say, he'll need to score highly in the lead-up to the draft if he hopes to ease scouts' concerns about him moving forward.
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