Draft Profile: BioMalachi Moore attended Hewitt-Trussville High School and was rated a 4-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.920, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Moore opted to join Alabama after being heavily recruited.
In 2020 as a freshman Moore saw action in 11 games and played a total of 707 snaps at cornerback for the Crimson Tide. He recorded 40 tackles, 6 assists, while adding 20 stops. In coverage Moore notched up 8 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and an impressive QB rating when targetted of 68.3.
As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 11 games and logged 495 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He made 17 tackles, 5 assists, and had 9 stops. In coverage he totaled no pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 112.9.
In 2022 as a junior Moore played in 12 games and contributed on 346 snaps. He chalked up 15 tackles, 4 assists, and added 5 stops. In the secondary Moore forced 3 pass breakups, no interceptions, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 109.1.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Can get up under a receiver’s chin and has the speed to flip his hips and run downfield. Moore has the quick and surprisingly powerful hands to jostle receivers early. But he’s at his best peeking into the backfield.
- Gives great effort in run support, sticking his nose in as a tackler, and should be able to contribute as a special teamer covering kicks.
- Has the quick, agile feet and fluid hips to mirror quickness and change direction underneath. But he’s at his best facing the action.
- Can track the ball downfield and gets his head around when playing in a trail position, and Moore shows excellent ball skills when breaking on a route. He’s a plus tackler in run support as well.
- Flashes good ball skills. Moore has the fluidity and change-of-direction ability to mirror quicker receivers underneath.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Feet aren’t ideal, as Moore gets sloppy in his backpedal and can be sluggish when transitioning to close on the ball.
- Lacks a physical element to his game, and he doesn’t have a frame that can carry a lot of weight. He’ll get outmuscled at the top of routes by bigger receivers.
- Susceptible to the big plays as a gambler at the catch point and as a catch-and-run victim. He’s also too reluctant to come up and make hits in run support, often focusing on the strip more than the tackle.
- Neither his size nor his straight-line speed would be considered elite
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