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  • 31 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'4" Height
  • 307LBS. Weight

Overview

Moore is a bit of an enigma. Blessed with a rare combination of size, strength and straight-line speed, he has the physical tools to develop into an upper echelon defensive tackle. However, Moore has struggled throughout his career with an inconsistent motor and a lack of instincts.

Optimists would point out that he signed with Maryland after playing only two seasons of high school football and improved his play each of his years with the Terps. Pessimists, meanwhile, question why Moore hasn't already become a better player. He has flashed the quickness off the snap to generate big plays throughout his career and has excellent upper body strength to hold up against the double-team.

What isn't up for debate is Moore's talent and rise in production. A starter in 10 of 13 games in 2006, Moore registered 47 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. His numbers improved to 63 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and a team-leading 6.0 sacks as a senior.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Unique build for a defensive tackle. ... Relatively trim middle with good definition in his upper and lower. ... Rare straight-line speed for the position. ... Flashes good quickness off the snap. ... Good upper body strength to hold up at the line of scrimmage. ... Improved play recognition and motor as a senior after struggling in this area earlier in his career. ... Has improved his play throughout his career and has only two years of football playing experience prior to college. ... Dedicated weight lifter with school records on his resume for his strength. ... Obvious upside based on his athleticism and willingness to put in time in the weight room. Negatives: Not the sum of his parts. ... Better athlete than football player to this point. ... Flashes good quickness off the snap, but fails too often to read his keys, opening holes in the defense. ... Good strength at the point of attack, but doesn't use his hands well to disengage and plays with an inconsistent motor. ... Lacks the bulk of many of today's massive tackles and can be moved off the line too easily, especially when he plays high.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.