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Drafted By: Patriots

Combine Results

Grade
5.27 ?
  • 4.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 123.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.41 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.46 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Moore lacks experience, but has some upside as a player due to his height/weight/speed combination (he ran a 4.84 40 at the NFL Scouting Combine). Moore set a school record for sacks with 33, including 14 sacks in 2012 (the fourth-highest total in Division II football)." -- Gil Brandt

  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 269LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Has a daughter. Prepped in the Chicago Public League but was not a Division I qualifier and landed at Division II Concordia-St. Paul in Minnesota. As a true freshman in 2009, played in eight games (one start) and recorded 16 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks with one forced fumble. Moved into the starting lineup in 2010 and had 42 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 10 sacks with one forced fumble in nine games. Was academically ineligible in 2011. Returned to start 11 games in 2012, tallying 39 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 14 sacks with one pass batted, one interception and two forced fumbles. In 2013, registered 33 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks with three passes batted and two forced fumbles in 11 starts. Was a finalist for the Cliff Harris Division II Player of the Year Award. Two-time captain was the first Concordia player to be invited to the NFL combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Looks the part with NFL stature, length and musculature. Is athletic and flexible and has rare leaping ability for his size. Quick off the snap. Flashes the ability to gain extension and play off blocks. Gives effort in pursuit and ranges to make tackles. Good closing speed. Snares ball carriers. Averaged a sack per game in college. Has experience in a 4-3 and 3-4. Dedicated, hardworking and coachable two-time captain. Mentally tough guy who has beaten the odds and persevered to get to this point. Has moldable tools and upside.

Weaknesses

Needs to get functionally stronger. Still learning to convert speed to power and does not physically dominate marginal competition. Green eyes and instincts to locate and diagnose. Plays too tall and needs to learn how to grow roots defending the run. Washed by double teams. Hand use and pass-rush moves need to be developed. Will be a 24-year-old rookie.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4-5

Bottom Line

Raw, physically gifted, Division II standout with untapped potential given his combination of size, length and movement skills. Will have defensive line coaches drooling in workouts, and has the dimensions and athleticism to warrant consideration as a draftable, developmental investment with positional versatility to play defensive end or three-technique in an even front or five-technique in an odd front. Could be tried as a linebacker.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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