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2021 NFL Draft: Jaylon Moore Player Profile

Jaylon Moore is a tantalizing offensive tackle prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft. LWOS takes a dive into some of the reasons why.

Jaylon Moore 2021 NFL Draft Overview

Position: Offensive tackle

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 311 pounds

School: University of Western Michigan

Pro Day Results

40-yard Dash: 5.25 seconds (unofficial)

Vertical Jump: 30”

Broad Jump: 8 feet, 10 inches

Bench Press: 27 reps

Arm Length: 33 3/8”

3-Cone Drill: 7.77 (unofficial)

Short-Shuttle: 4.67 (unofficial)

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Jaylon Moore 2021 NFL Draft Profile

Jaylon Moore came to Western Michigan as a two-star tight end recruit out of Consortium College Prep in Detroit, MI. He was sought after for his exceptional blocking ability and athleticism. He arrived on campus weighing around 260 pounds, and he loved to block so the coaching staff felt it would be better for both Moore and the team that he switch to offensive tackle. This was naturally a great decision, as he started 32 career games for the Broncos over the next four years.

Moore is an exceptional player when he plays with good technique. He does a great job of keeping his feet moving while engaged with a defender and makes good use of blocking angles in order to create leverage in the run game. If he has a hard time moving a defender off the line of scrimmage (which is a rarity), he has the wherewithal to use his strength and hips to turn the defender away from the ball and seal them off. He’s explosive out of his sets, and shows good football IQ when recognizing defensive line stunts and blitzes.

Though he shows NFL traits, there are a few things that he definitely needs to work on in order to become a successful professional offensive lineman. He usually does a good job of being a knee bender, but too often he will either raise up and play a bit too high, or he will him bend at the hips. This limits his ability to get consistent leverage on defenders. He’s adequate enough when getting to second level blocks but he doesn’t seem to take an efficient path to linebackers from time to time. He needs to do a better job of flowing to moving defenders and consistently show cut-off ability as well.


  • Adequate overall athlete;
  • Good arm length;
  • Shows above average technique in both pass and run blocking;
  • Always keeps his feet moving;
  • Creates blocking angles;
  • Efficiently seals defenders out of run lanes;
  • Excellent lateral movement;
  • Smooth pass sets;
  • Shows great play strength and nasty streak to finish blocks;
  • Large, strong hands.


  • Played against lower level MAC competition;
  • Can get unbalanced when his initial punch doesn’t land;
  • Occasionally plays high;
  • Waist bender at times;
  • Only played left tackle in college, so teams wonder about versatility.

NFL Comparison: Bobby Evans

Projection: fourth or fifth round

Teams With Need At Position: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Las Angeles Chargers, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts

Bottom Line On Jaylon Moore

Jaylon Moore is what you could call a “sleeper” offensive line prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft class. He had a decent showing at the senior bowl, tested well at his pro day, and is very consistent on tape. He does a lot of things that NFL teams love, and he should get even better with NFL coaching. His main questionable trait is versatility. Can he kick inside and play guard at the next level? This would greatly improve his potential as a prospect. Though it seems that NFL teams have a day three grade on him, it wouldn’t be surprising if a team ends up feeling inclined to take him earlier in round three. Overall, Jaylon Moore shows the potential to become a great swing-lineman at the next level with the ability to develop into a starter within a few seasons.

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