Matt Roth
DE | (6'3", 278, 4.8) | Iowa

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(DE) Matt Roth - Iowa
(DE) Matt Roth - Iowa
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Overall: Roth began his career at linebacker but moved to defensive end as a sophomore in 2002 and was a fulltime starter from that point on. Roth developed into one of the top playmaking defensive linemen in the country as a junior in 2003, when he finished with 51 total tackles, 16 for loss and 12 sacks. He had another 49 tackles, 15 TFL and eight sacks as a senior in 2004. Despite facing constant double teams as a senior in 2004, Roth's production did not dip. Roth is a tenacious player with adequate size, good strength and an outstanding motor. He is tough and active versus the run, and he has excellent instincts and closing quickness as a pass rusher. Roth's lack of top-end speed and his occasional loss of temper could cause him to slip more than some think on draft day. However, Roth still grades out as ... For complete overview, strengths and weaknesses, login above or become an Insider.
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