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 Post subject: D.J. Moore, CB, Vanderbilt
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:12 pm 
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D.J. Moore
5-9/184 Vanderbilt
4.57 Junior

Pros: A tough and passionate player that definitely gives it his all. Solid in zone coverage. Has good speed and quickness. Has nice hips and shows burst out of his breaks. Will be quick to cut in front of receiver and break up the pass. Has nice ball skills. Has potential as a press corner. Is effective in run support, knowing how to cut a guy's legs in the open field. Can be a shifty runner in the open field on returns.

Cons: Needs to improve footwork and technique in man coverage. Struggles against quicker wideouts. Will at times let his passion get the better of him. Can be tentative at times in run support. Dances too much as a return man and doesn't show great vision and can be tentative at times. Also has muffed a punt or two in his time.

Overview: Moore has a lot of potential, and would make a solid addition to a team that runs a lot of zone coverages. He has potential in man coverage because of his burst and hips, but can get sloppy and inconsistent there. Needs to be more disciplined. Really scored some points in my book when he was hurt early in the bowl game, and despite obviously being far from 100% came back into the game later, helping Vanderbilt get its first bowl win in over 50 years.

NFL Forecast: Moore can come in and push for playing time right away in a zone-heavy scheme. He has potential to develop in man, but I think he's really a few seasons away from really being good there. Put him in a Cover-2 scheme, and he could be very good. He has potential to be a good corner, but I'm not sure he'll be an elite corner. Definitely in the upper echelon, but not elite. But you like his upside, and if he improves in man coverage, he could be a dangerous guy.

ATL Forecast: Because how solid Moore is in zone coverage, he would be a good fit in Atlanta. He could challenge right away for a starting spot, although I do think he might be better served spending a year as the nickel back. But he could potentially help on special teams as he develops. And probably by his second season, he'd be starting in Atlanta, and could be a nice addition with better potential to challenge Steve Smith than any of the Falcons corners currently.

Value: Moore might be worth a late first round pick, but truly is more in line with second round talent. Take him in the early to mid range there.

1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

SPEED: 3.5

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