Richard Moore
Linebacker from SMU 2021 Draft Profile
Richard Moore
Height
6-0
Weight
226 lbs
College
SMU
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Cedar Hill TX
53/100
Player Rating
85
PositionRank
4.81
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
1
Sol tackles

Richard Moore LB SMU Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Possesses a short, squatly build to slip through gaps quickly. Legitimate NFL-caliber instincts
  • A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.
  • Being under six feet without the speed to transition outside, he has to scratch out a role in the 4-3 as an undersized producer. His instincts, burst and reliable open-field tackling give him a chance to do precisely that.
  • Good lateral agility to avoid blockers. Reliabe \ open-field tackler with some explosiveness as a hitter. Willing to take on the fullback.
  • An aggressive run defender, filling run lanes hard, and won't shy from contact. Plays with violence to fight off blocks, flashing a physical nature. An intense, powerful hitter who willingly gives up his body.
Weaknesses
  • Saught looking into the backfield occasionally instead of getting to the receiver in the flat. Leaves his feet at times while tackling, and NFL backs will take advantage of that.
  • Slips off too many ballcarriers and needs to complete tackles - will go for the big hit instead of consistently wrapping up.
  • Lacks the strength to blow up fullbacks and bulk/length to prevent getting engulfed by better linemen at the second level.
  • Considered too short to be a MIKE linebacker and too slow for the weak side, earning a starting role in the NFL will likely prove difficult for him.
  • Doesn't have enough speed, power or bulk to fit any LB position perfectly in the NFL.

How other scouting services rate Richard Moore (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
1399.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
106.0