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.

High Motor Guy

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High Motor Guy

Another term generally reserved for defensive front seven players. A "high-motor" defensive lineman can penetrate the offensive line to rush the QB and make plays behind the line of scrimmage, but he can also chase a ball carrier downfield. High-motor guys must have superior endurance to stay on the field for long stretches as opposed to being subbed out as part of a rotation.

A "high-motor" LB has the lateral range to make plays from sideline to sideline, and he is an every-down player who can rush the passer and stop the run.

Examples: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions (2nd overall pick, 2010 NFL Draft);  Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri (2013 prospect, pictured above)

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Another term generally reserved for defensive front seven players. A "high-motor" defensive lineman can penetrate the offensive line to rush the QB and make plays behind the line of scrimmage, but he can also chase a ball carrier downfield. High-motor guys must have superior endurance to stay on the field for long stretches as opposed to being subbed out as part of a rotation.

A "high-motor" LB has the lateral range to make plays from sideline to sideline, and he is an every-down player who can rush the passer and stop the run.

Examples: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions (2nd overall pick, 2010 NFL Draft);  Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri (2013 prospect, pictured above)


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