David Shochat, of InsideVandy.com, is reporting many of the Buccaneers brass descended upon John Rich Practice Field to watch CB D.J. Moore, Friday, at the University of Vanderbilt’s pro day. Moore a solid late first round corner back prospect. He measured in at 5’9, 184 pounds had a best of 4.55 in the forty.
Moore who is a top five player at his respective position, could be a player the team is looking at considering the loss of CB Phillip Buchanan in free agency and the age of Ronde Barber.
While not blessed with blazing speed, Moore shows a great closing burst and a nak for knowing how to tackle, not to mention has solid hands as a defensive back with 12 interceptions over the last two seasons at Vandy.
The major question mark comes in that he has not been asked to play a lot of man throughout his college career, which might be a black mark when you consider the Bucs defense will ask it’s corners to play more bump and man coverage this coming season.
But when you look at who the team has been linked to here of late with Alphonso Smith of Wake Forest and now Moore. It would not be out of the question to see the team gamble on another corner in the first round, one year removed from selecting Aqib Talib with the 20th overall pick in the first round in 2008.