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2017 NFL Draft Profile: Jordan Moore, UTSA

The former UTSA strong safety has endless athletic potential. Can he find a fit in the NFL?

NCAA Football: Texas-San Antonio at Colorado State The Coloradoan-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Moore - Strong Safety - UTSA Roadrunners

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 225

Broad jump: 10’4”

Vertical jump: 34”

Bench press: 19 reps

40 yard dash: 4.51

Measurements and testing results are from an NFL regional combine in Houston.

Jordan Moore’s collegiate career has been unorthodox but extremely successful. The Atlanta, Georgia, native signed with TCU out of high school where he saw playing time as a wide receiver in Gary Patterson’s offense. Seeking a new challenge, Moore transferred from TCU to LSU where he blossomed as an elite talent in the 110m hurdle event after winning consecutive Big 12 championships in the hurdles at TCU. Moore finished out his track and field career with an SEC championship after posting a 13.53 second result in the 110m hurdle. Moore’s speed and power are on clear display in his championship race as he wasn’t remotely slowed down after knocking down several hurdles.

Due to a quirk in the SEC’s bylaws, Moore was not able to fulfill his last season of NCAA eligibility at LSU. In need of a new home to fulfill his available eligibility Moore followed Frank Wilson to UTSA after they established a strong bond during their time in Baton Rogue. Moore would go on to become UTSA’s starting strong safety almost immediately while also contributing on special teams.

As expected, Moore had to knock off some cobwebs in his first season back on the gridiron in over two years. Moore had a rough start to his senior season, missing several key tackles and dropping a certain pick six against Colorado State that would have provided the Roadrunners with a key road victory over what would be an eventual bowl team.

Undeterred, Moore would progress throughout the season as his football instincts returned to him. His tackle angles and coverage discipline consistently improved and by the time conference play rolled around Moore was playing at a very high level, earning him All-C-USA Honorable Mention accolades.

Given his track background Moore’s strengths on the field obviously include his speed and athleticism but his size makes him a truly intriguing prospect. Guys that can run as fast as Moore can typically don’t come in a 6’3”, 225 package which is why he’s generating measurable interest from NFL scouts despite such limited experience on the field.

Moore recently met with the New Orleans Saints, one of seven known team visits he has planned ahead of the draft. NFL teams are granted just 30 visits per year so it’s safe to assume Moore will find a roster spot this fall, even if it’s as an undrafted free agent. Ultimately, his rare combination of size and speed have too much promise to pass up on.

At the worst Moore can be a top-tier special teams contributor if he’s unable to crack the intricacies of the professional game. Given the growth Moore showed over his senior season I think it’s likely that his progression will continue throughout his career. His best football is still ahead of him.