Kellen Moore learned over the weekend that college success doesn't always translate to NFL interest. The Boise State product won a record 50 games during his college career, but he was without an NFL job until the Detroit Lions picked him up as an undrafted free agent.
Moore's fall from grace hasn't diminished reader interest in him. He was the most popular search item on NFL.com Sunday. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com broke the news about Moore's arrival in Detroit, and gained roughly 600 followers on Twitter immediately thereafter.
While the draft didn't go as planned, Moore spun things positively after learning his new team.
"Very frustrating process, but a great outcome in the end," Moore told the Idaho Statesman, via the Detroit Free Press. "Going into it, you felt very comfortable and confident that you'd get an opportunity to get drafted. Bottom line is, it didn't happen. But it's kind of funny you end up where you'd love to go in the first place."
Moore has become a bit of a hot-button topic. Peter King of SI.com was incredulous that Moore went undrafted. In the video embedded in this post, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said Moore's skill set doesn't look "draftable." There is some speculation that he could be a coach before long. That type of talk is only going to fuel Moore.
"I donât think there will probably be a more motivated quarterback," Moore said.