Photo of William Moore
Grade
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  • 4.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 16 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 123.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.27 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 221LBS. Weight

Overview

An exciting talent with eye-popping athleticism, Moore flashed more potential than production switching between strong and free safety early in his career, but then exploded onto the scene in 2007, intercepting eight passes and establishing himself as one of the elite playmakers in the country. Has a history of turning INTs into TDs, with four of his 11 career picks returned for scores. Despite earning first-team All-Big 12 honors as a senior, Moore struggled early in the year before picking up his play. Scouts love his athleticism and mentality as a ball-hawk, but Moore isn't the intimidating hitter in the middle some teams prefer and with only two seasons as a fulltime starter.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Well-built athlete with a prototypical blend of size, speed and instincts. ... Fast and agile enough to be a true centerfielder in coverage, as well as possessing the explosiveness to be an intimidating hitter over the middle. ... Reliable open-field tackler -- has rare body control to break down in space and make the reliable tackle. ... Reads the quarterback's eyes and can close on the ball. ... Led the Big 12 and broke the school single-season record with eight interceptions in 2007. ... Has a history of turning INTs into TDs, with four of his 11 career picks returned for scores. ... Showed his toughness by playing through a torn labrum for much of the 2007 season. ... Experienced at both safety positions. ... Dynamic athlete who should improve as he gains more experience. Negatives: Flashes explosiveness as a hitter, but is too inconsistent in this area. ... Leads with his shoulder to create the sensational hit, but doesn't wrap up effectively. ... Too often resorts to shoestring tackles that were effective at the college level, but could be high-stepped through by better athletes. ... Dynamic athlete whose aggression and inexperience can get him in trouble while in coverage. ... Willing to gamble and can be beaten over the top with an effective double-move. ... Was not the same player in 2008 that flashed in 2007, prompting some concerns that he could be a bit of a one-year wonder. ... Sat out spring drills recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum.
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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.
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