D.J. Moore CB Vanderbilt #17

Ht: 5'10
Wt: 184

An elite defensive playmaker. Very smooth in his backpedal. Can turn and run with any wide receiver. Adequate leaping ability. Elite ball skills; has some experience at wide receiver. Returned kicks and punts as a junior.
Not a physical cornerback. Lacks ideal height and overall bulk. Doesn't offer much in run support. A shaky tackler. Takes too many risks and occasionally gets beat. Fundamentals and technique aren't great; relies too heavily on his speed and athleticism.
Moore is the classic example of an collegiate cornerback that was consistently a better athlete than any receiver his opposition had to offer and he has developed bad habits as a result. Moore clearly hasn't been challenged enough (Vanderbilt certainly doesn't have the offensive playmakers to match up with him in practice) and his basic technique shows it. He has all the tools, but he's a boom-or-bust prospect because no one knows how he will respond when faced with the challenge of matching up with more polished receivers in the NFL. The Cardinals' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was this type of player last year, and he has already developed into a reliable corner in Arizona.

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