Tarvarius Moore Draft Profile

Tarvarius Moore draft profile

Strengths:

  • Superior combination of size, speed and explosiveness
  • Ran verified 4.32-second 40-yard dash twice at his pro day with a 38.5-inch vertical leap and 11-foot-1 broad jump
  • Arms dangle down his side at over 33 inches
  • Operates with smooth backpedal and loose hips to match route breaks
  • Asked to line up over slot and handle man cover duties
  • Has ability to handle combination safety role
  • Impressive ball production in limited time at USM
  • Willing hitter
  • Able to blaze down the alley and catch running backs before they turn the corner

Analysis: Tarvarius Moore possesses rare speed, length and explosiveness at the safety position, but his tape says he’s not just a workout warrior. Moore is a premium athlete with smooth hips and fluid feet with the ability to handle man cover matchups that others could struggle with. For some reason despite his production and athleticism he was not invited to the NFL combine and that hurt his stock somewhat but his amazing numbers at his pro day have him surging draft boards. He can cover anywhere on the field and can work in man and zone coverages. He had 87 tackles, three interceptions, 10 passes defensed, one fumble forced and one fumble recovered during his lone season as a starter for the Golden Eagles. He looks to lay a big hit on ball carriers and is not afraid of contact.

Weaknesses:

  • Limited experience, only one year as a starter at FBS school
  • Has a tendency to sit and wait for stalk blockers rather than racing under when possible
  • Needs to add more muscle and mass to his frame
  • Too much head ducking into contact as a tackler
  • Despite interceptions, hands appear to be just average

Analysis: Tarvarius Moore was not well-known heading into the season–he never started for an FBS school before and was not considered an elite prospect. Things change. Despite his lack of experience, teams are looking at Moore as someone who can come in as a rookie and make an impact. He will need to add more muscle to his frame in order to hold up for an entire 16-game season and handle the big receivers at the next level. As mentioned above, Moore seeks out contact and looks to deliver big hits, but he tends to duck his head into tackle attempts and that will need to be worked on. He had five interceptions at Southern Miss, but scouts are still questioning how good his hands are–there is a reason he is a defensive back not a receiver.

What the experts say: “Pretty hard to believe the Combine missed on him. He’s got the athletic ability and he was productive this year. We thought he would get invited.” — NFC Scouting Director

Size: 6’2 190lbs

Draft Grade: Day 2 grade

NFL Comparison: Budda Baker

Draft Projection: Round 3-4

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