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William Moore Interview NFL Draftcountdown

Postby thescout » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:31 pm

William Moore interview with Scott Wright NFL draftcountdown!

William Moore Interview
February 25, 2009

In the scouting world it's not uncommon to hear the phrase "Runs Like a Cornerback, Hits Like a Linebacker" and in many ways that perfectly describes Missouri's William Moore. At 6-0 and 220 pounds with 4.4 speed Moore is basically the physical prototype that you look for and not only can he be a force in-the-box against the run (284 career tackles) but he has also shown the ability at times to be a factor in coverage (8 interceptions in '07) as well. Granted Moore didn't have the type of senior campaign that most were expecting and he probably won't be selected as high as originally thought but he is still undoubtedly one of the top safety prospects in the 2009 NFL Draft. This is obviously a busy time of year for prospects but William was kind enough to set aside a few minutes from his training schedule to answer some questions posed by Draft Countdown's Scott Wright.

Scott Wright: What is your accurate height, weight and forty time

William Moore: 6’0 | 225 | 4.4

Scott Wright: What type of player do you feel you are, a rangy free safety or an in-the-box strong safety?

William Moore: I feel I’m versatile! I can play both.

Scott Wright: You were bothered by some injuries in college. Do you feel durability is a concern and where are you health-wise today?

William Moore: Some might consider durability a concern but we must keep in mind that football is a very physical sport, and I’m 100% as of today!

Scott Wright: What was the Senior Bowl experience like for you and how do you feel you did in Mobile?

William Moore: I feel that my overall performance at the Senior Bowl was fair, the overall experience was great.

Scott Wright: Who was the most impressive player you saw at the Senior Bowl, on either team and at any position?

William Moore: I would say the Defensive Lineman from Tennesee, Ayers I think!

Scott Wright: What would you say is your greatest strength as a football player and what area do you need to work on?

William Moore: My greatest strength is my overall athleticism. The area I’m in need of improvement is my fundamentals.

Scott Wright: What current NFL safety do you most admire and who do you think you compare favorably to?

William Moore: Brian Dawkins

Scott Wright: What is your greatest football moment to date?

William Moore: The 2008 Cotton Bowl where I was named Defensive MVP

Scott Wright: Who is the best opposing player you faced during your college career?

William Moore: Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina

Scott Wright: When did you realize that you had a future in football beyond college?

William Moore: After my freshmen season at MU when the older guys repeatedly said if I keep working I’ll be playing on Sundays.

Scott Wright: Is there one younger player at Missouri that you see developing into a star, either at the college or pro level?

William Moore: Yes, Safety Kenji Jackson.

Scott Wright: Who was your favorite college or pro team growing up? Did you have a favorite player?

William Moore: MU college and Philly Eagles / Saints in the pros. My favorite players were Barry Sanders and Brian Dawkins.

Scott Wright: What current pro are you looking forward to going up against in the NFL?

William Moore: Terrell Owens.

Scott Wright: Compared to where it was before the start of your senior season it appears your draft stock has slipped a bit. What are your thoughts on that?

William Moore: That everyone must face adversity sometime in their career and I know what value I am as a football player. It’s not about where I start, it’s about where I end!

Scott Wright: When you get your first NFL paycheck what is the first thing you will buy?

William Moore: My first Home!

Scott Wright: What do you plan to do once your playing career is over?

William Moore: Coach high school football!

Scott Wright: What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?

William Moore: Phil Collins - "In the Air Tonight"

Scott Wright: Do you have any goals in mind when it comes to the NFL Draft?

William Moore: Yes, to be the first safety off the board.

Scott Wright: It’s obviously still early but is there one or two teams in particular that you’ve noticed paying more attention to you than others? Is there a specific team that you think you’d fit in well with?

William Moore: Yes, the Eagles, Patriots, and Saints.

Scott Wright: Thanks for the time, I really appreciate it!
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Re: William Moore Interview NFL Draftcountdown

Postby Pudge » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:14 pm

Scott Wright: What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?

William Moore: Phil Collins - "In the Air Tonight"

Nothing embarassing about that. :D
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