David Moore NFL Draft Overview
Position: Offensive Guard
Weight: 330 lbs.
School: Grambling State
Pro Day Results
40-yard Dash: 5.17 seconds
Vertical Jump: 27.5”
Broad Jump: 8’9″
Bench Press: 31 reps
3-Cone Drill: 8.01 seconds
Short-Shuttle: 4.87 seconds
Arm Length: 34 1/8”
David Moore 2021 NFL Draft Profile
David Moore is one of the most powerful offensive lineman in this year’s draft class, but he didn’t have as much hype coming out of McClellan High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. He flew under the radar in terms of recruitment because he only played two years of high school football. Despite his lack of national, exposure he managed to make his way to FCS Grambling State University in 2016. He redshirted his first year on campus so that he could refine his skills and manage his bodyweight. From the moment that he was named a starter at offensive guard in 2017, until his decision to opt out of the 2020 football season, Moore helped Grambling State’s offense dominate opponents in the running game.
Moore has been skyrocketing up draft boards more than any other offensive line prospect due to his dominating performance at the 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl. Not only did he win almost every single one-on-one rep against top flight FBS defensive linemen, but it seemed as though he did it effortlessly. He hasn’t played in a football game since 2019, yet he still performed better than any other interior lineman there.
He shows elite strength and power in the run game as well as quick feet and great technique in the passing game. Sometimes offensive linemen with his type of power get lazy in terms of pass blocking technique, but he seems to consistently play with great discipline. He makes sure to keep his hips low and sets with a wide base to ensure that he can both anchor efficiently against the bull rush, and move laterally against speed rushers. He also does a great job of exploding out of his stance and being able sift through traffic to get to the second level. This ability also naturally allows him to easily get to out to the perimeter on screen plays.
One of the only weaknesses that Moore has, which could potentially hurt him in the long-run, is the fact that sometimes he doesn’t use proper hand placement on defenders. This issue causes him to fall off of his blocks in the run game easily. Luckily for him, something like that is extremely easy to correct with great coaching and practice. He is also periodically slow in terms of recognizing defensive line stunts in pass protection, but he has great foot speed so a lot of the time he is able to recover. It remains to be seen if he will be able to recover as quickly against NFL competition, but this is also an area that needs improvement.
- Unmatched power and strength;
- Quick feet;
- Delivers a powerful initial hand strike to defenders;
- Great overall athlete who moves incredibly well for his size;
- Always maintains a wide base in both run and pass blocking;
- Explosive out of his stances;
- Extremely stocky, wide shoulders;
- Scheme versatile.
- Poor hand placement (hands strike either too wide or too high on defender);
- Stunt recognition;
- Played against lower FCS competition;
- Has not played since 2019.
NFL Comparison: Brandon Brooks
Projection: Third or fourth round
Bottom Line On David Moore
David Moore is an extremely intriguing day two or three draft prospect who shows the ability and potential to be a great offensive lineman at the next level with proper coaching. He has also shown the ability to play left guard, right guard, and center. He is still a “raw” prospect but he has steadily been rising up draft boards every week. Overall he has shown that he can fit in a lot of different offensive schemes based on his power and athletic ability, which could potentially earn him a selection as early as the third round. With solid coaching he could potentially earn a starting job with two to three seasons.
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