STRENGTHS - Lewis-Moore has excellent height, thickness and length to play the defensive line at the NFL level. He flashes good straight line speed which enables him to make plays in backside pursuit. He plays with a solid motor and active hands, which allows him to shed blockers consistently when he plays with leverage off the snap and initiates contact with his man. He has a good feel for cut blocks, and uses his arms well to protect his legs. Despite generally playing with poor leverage he demonstrates the natural strength to occupy blockers and consistently hold his ground at the POA.
WEAKNESSES - Lewis-Moore is a one-speed athlete that lacks the explosiveness off the ball to penetrate gaps or win the edge. He consistently gets upright at the snap which allows blockers to get into his frame and control him at the POA. His poor lower body flexibility also causes him to struggle changing directions, and prevents him from adjusting to moving targets and finishing tackles in space. He also tends to get preoccupied with blockers and is late to diagnose plays correctly and locate the ball.
SUMMARY - At first glance, Kapron Lewis-Moore is an unimpressive player because of his stiff, upright stance and limited burst and acceleration off the snap. However, his size, natural strength and competitiveness make him a prospect worth developing for the next level. Although he plays high and exposed off the ball he clearly possesses the strength and power to hold the LOS and the violent hands to defeat blockers at the POA. His aggressive play allows him to dispose of blockers even when they get into his frame and lock on, but he must learn to keep his head up and locate the ball quicker. While he is unlikely to ever develop into a pass rushing threat in the NFL, 34 teams will love his natural fit as a 5-technique DE. He's worth a late selection on day three for a team looking to bolster its strength up front against the run.