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DJ Moore on Bucs radar

by Jim Johnson on March 22, 2009

David Shochat, of, 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.

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T Despard April 11, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I have watched enough tape on DJ Moore you expect him to get his hands on the ball every down. Fans will come to see DJ Moore. DJ has shown he will make an average team good and a good team great.

B Paul April 26, 2009 at 11:19 am

Too bad Da Bears got him!

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