Posted Tue May 3rd by Monty
Over the course of the week we’ll be breaking down the 2011 Denver Broncos draft class pick-by-pick, leading up to our overall 2011 Broncos draft grade. Digest. Debate. Enjoy.‘
You’re John Elway, and you just drafted the consensus best player at his position in linebacker Von Miller. What are you going to do next?
“Please, sir, can I have some Moore?”
Indeed. If you’re John Elway you go back for another best-player-at-his-position in UCLA safety Rahim Moore. What’s moore, you trade down without blinking, stockpile picks, and still get him in the second round.
Moore will start right away, and while any rookie season is going to have its ups and downs, there are reasons to believe Moore can succeed in year one.
- Superb instincts and awareness
- Great range and closing speed
- Great intangibles, natural leader
- Average bulk – small frame with short arms
- Tends to gamble and bites on pump fakes
The most impressive part for me watching Moore is his instincts. The guy can sniff out a play and generally make himself be in the right place at the right time. And if he didn’t read the play perfectly, he has the speed to close and make up for it.
The Broncos traded down and still got a starter who, if he hits the weights, could turn into a real stud at the NFL level. Moore was a great value pick at 45.