21 Oct Scouting Notes: Dan Moore Jr., OT, Texas A&M
Senior | 6’5” 315 lbs | Beaumont, TX
A smart lineman who runs the line between guard and tackle, but wins with good hand usage and adjustments
Dan Moore Jr. is a stout lineman with good core thickness. He operated as the left tackle for the Aggies, but his body type suggests that he might be better suited for playing guard at the next level. He has a filled out frame that passes the eye test, although he doesn’t have the type of length or agility that is desired on the outside. He’s savvy with his hand usage and plays with both good timing and patience, and he makes adjustments accordingly throughout the play. His lack of quickness gets him exposed at times when trying to protect the edge, but his football intelligence helps him to make up for it. He has experience working both zone and power in the A&M offense, and didn’t seem out of place in either. Overall, Moore Jr. is a quality college lineman who makes good use of his tools and flashes the high floor to draw interest from the league as an immediate depth lineman.
– Good body type with a big bubble and thick thighs
– Frame carries his weight nicely, and he doesn’t seem to be overstacking it or holding sloppy pounds
– Attentive blocker who keeps his head on a swivel to identify late blitzers and stunts. Good football intelligence
– Patient with his hands and won’t throw off his balance by trying to deliver punches too early
– Won’t let his upper half and lower half get out of sorts easily, and he shows adequate body control when making adjustments
– Works to maintain a good base and stay balanced in his sets, and he can usually do so if he isn’t dealing with speed rushers
– Good worker who will keep the motor running until the whistle is blown
– Adjusts his hands with regularity and won’t get lazy while he is engaged with defenders
– Power isn’t good enough to drive defenders out of running lanes with consistency
– Does not have the type of first step needed to carry explosive guys around the arc, and it gets him toasted too often
– Lack of length might end up making him an interior lineman only at the next level
– Anchor was exposed too often on tape, and could be an area of concern against bigger and stronger opponents
– Does not have the athleticism to make up for lost ground and recover from errors
– Combo blocking accuracy is still a work in progress, but has some potential
Undisclosed injuries (2019)
Moore Jr. projects as a depth lineman who has the versatility to play both tackle and guard, although he has more upside on the interior. His pass blocking questions are centered mostly around his agility, and those questions could be mitigated in the right scheme and position. Moore should be capable of working in both zone and power blocking schemes, but he’s a more natural fit for power. He has the upside to be a low end starting guard, but it would likely depend on becoming more powerful as a down blocker. Moore should hear his name called somewhere during the middle to late portions of day three. At worst, he’ll be a priority UDFA who draws a hefty signing bonus.
What to watch in 2020:
Sporting a polished resume as a three year starting tackle in the SEC is going to draw eyes from the league, and for good reason. But Moore has a chance to push his stock firmly into the top 150 this season with a good developmental step from the junior tape to senior tape. While it will be tough to get more limber and quick with his movements, the potential for technical growth is where Moore could make his money. He’ll need to stay healthy and keep putting up good tape against a lineup of premium SEC pass-rushers.