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Oct 16, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Michael Brewer (12) passes under pressure from Pittsburgh Panthers defensive lineman Khaynin Mosley-Smith (95) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

A not-so-lean fighting machine, Mosley-Smith is a man possessed at his position and is coming into 2015 more focused and determined than ever before.

Mosley-Smith is the product of consistent progression and formation throughout his career with the Pitt Panthers. The 2014 season left an impression as to what this beast is capable of doing. He displayed a deceptively fast first-step and trudged through the offensive line on a regular basis.

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  • Khaynin accumulated 27 tackles with 2.5 occurring in the backfield. Believe it or not, he thwarted the opponents in the passing game contributing 3 pass break ups and scooping up a fumble recovery.

    Narduzzi has talent in creating a defense built around pressure from the front four. Mosley-Smith should continue to blossom in that scheme creating more general opportunities for the defense behind him.

    One way to round out his game is being able to use various maneuvers with both his hands and feet to keep the offensive line guessing, continuously playing on their heals, and waiting rather than attacking.

    What sets him apart from others is his drive and determination. For a man his size, six-feet and 300 pounds, he trains like he is participating in the decathlon at the Olympics. I kid you not.

    You would be hard pressed to find a player that works to perfect his craft harder than “KK”. I am expecting a large return on his work and believe he has only scratched the surface of what he is capable of. He should be a fun one to watch in 2015.

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