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DJ Moore CB 5'9 192 Vanderbilt 4.53

By: Robert Davis

Moore was an instant hit with the Commodores as a freshman in 2006. He had 37 tackles and a pick, earning All SEC freshman honors. He broke out as a sophomore, picking off six passes to go along with 83 tackles, two for loss, and a sack earning All SEC 1st team honors. Moore again took his game up a notch as a senior. Not only did he have 58 tackles, 4.5 for loss, a sack, and six picks but he was a factor on special teams and on offense as well. He averaged 19.4 yards per kick return, 14.4 per punt return, ran for 76 yards on the ground, and caught seven passes for 143 yards and two scores as a receiver.


Moore is one of the biggest playmakers in the entire draft, at any position. He simply has a knack for the big play wherever he lines up. He has fantastic quickness and speed, which allows him to shadow receivers throughout their routes. He is aggressive and has excellent football intelligence. He has tremendous ball skills and does a great job locating the ball and timing his move well to make a play. Moore is tough and active and will support the run. His impact on special teams shouldn’t be overlooked, as he can bring big play ability as a punt or kick returner as well.


Moore’s size is average at best, and he has limitations. He won’t back down from anyone, but he has trouble matching up with bigger, stronger receivers. He simply can’t make up for his lack of height in certain situations.


DJ Moore is an excellent corner because of his combination of athletic gifts, toughness, and aggressiveness. He has some limitations because of his smaller frame, but he should still become an impact defender. The combine wasn’t very kind to Moore, as it proved he was a bit shorter than 5'9, and then he ran a somewhat disappointing 4.53 40. These things may push him to the second round, but he’s a football player, not a workout warrior. Whoever drafts DJ Moore is going to have a very good football player.

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