10 NFL Draft Terms You Should Know

Confused by all the jargon draft "experts" are using? Learn the true meaning of 10 of the experts' favorite draft terms through STACK's NFL Draft guide.

Tweener

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Tweener

Generally used to describe a defensive front-seven prospect who is too big or lacks the speed to rush the QB as an outside linebacker, but isn't big enough to play defensive end in a 4-3 scheme. A "tweener" relied on above-average abilities to sack QBs in college, but needs to improve his skills and technique to succeed in the NFL.

Examples: Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego Chargers (18th overall, 2012 NFL Draft); Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M (2013 prospect, pictured above)

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Generally used to describe a defensive front-seven prospect who is too big or lacks the speed to rush the QB as an outside linebacker, but isn't big enough to play defensive end in a 4-3 scheme. A "tweener" relied on above-average abilities to sack QBs in college, but needs to improve his skills and technique to succeed in the NFL.

Examples: Melvin Ingram, LB, San Diego Chargers (18th overall, 2012 NFL Draft); Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M (2013 prospect, pictured above)


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