2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Dan Moore Jr.

  • Dan Moore Jr., 6-5/311

  • Offensive Tackle

  • Texas A&M

  • Dan Moore Jr. Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

  • Enough edge ability and agility for right tackle
  • Shows recoverability using length
  • Light on his feet
  • Good technique
  • Enough quickness
  • Quality arm length – 34.5 inches
  • Solid football
  • Developed hand placement
  • Dependable pass protector
  • Contributed in the ground game
  • Anchors well against bull rushes
  • Can manipulate and tie up defenders as a pass blocker
  • Made strides as a pass protector as he gained experience
  • Improved ability to block speed rushers as a senior
  • Lots of experience against good competition
  • Could move inside to guard

  • Weaknesses:
  • Average athlete
  • Not a roadgrader
  • Not physical

  • Summary: Texas A&M has produced a lot of solid offensive linemen for the NFL over the past decade. While Moore is not a superstar first-round pick like Luke Joeckel, Jake Matthews and Cedric Ogbuehi, he evolved into being a solid tackle and 3-year starter at left tackle. Moore improved as he gained experience, and he did a good job as the Aggies’ starting left tackle in 2020. Moore dependably protected Kellen Mond’s blind side, and Moore made 37 starts in his collegiate career.

    In pass protection, Moore has a solid skill set that should translate to the NFL. He has enough quickness and athleticism alongside above-average length to cut off the edge from speed rushers. Thanks to solid coaching from the Texas A&M staff, Moore shows developed technique and footwork to put himself in good position to execute his block. He also has the size and base to anchor against bull rushes and not get rolled into the pocket. Team sources have said they like how Moore is light on his feet and his good technique. With his experience in the SEC, the closest thing the NFL has to a minor league, Moore could compete for playing time quickly as a pro.

    Moore is more of a wall-off and tie-up blocker in the ground game. He is not a road grader who can rock defenders off the ball and roll them out of their gaps. For the a pros, Moore has to get stronger and improve his ability to sustain blocks. Those will be critical for him to become a starting right tackle and well-rounded blocker. Currently, he would be a good fit in a zone-blocking system because he would not need to be that physical.

    Team sources say Moore helped himself at the Senior Bowl by showing the ability to handle himself on the edge. Some teams feel Moore could become a good starter at right tackle and end up being a nice value on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft. Some graded Moore as a late second-round or early third-round pick. Some others have him in Round 3, while some have him as a late third- to early fourth-rounder. Either way, Moore has a shot to go on during the second day of the 2021 NFL Draft.

    Player Comparison: Geron Christian. Team sources say that Moore reminded them of Christian coming out of Louisville, which makes a lot of sense. In the NFL, Moore could be similar to Christian.


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