Know Your 2013 NFL Draft Picks: Sio Moore Connected to His Roots

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistApril 1, 2013

What he lacks in a household name, he makes up for in uniqueness.

Sio Moore, the UConn outside linebacker, has had a long journey getting to the NFL. He was born in Liberia. Then he was raised in Connecticut by his single mother and moved to North Carolina with his sister after his freshman year in high school.

Moore introduced himself to the NFL world in Mobile, Ala., at the Senior Bowl in January. He was a late invite, arriving on Wednesday, and promptly led all linebackers in tackles. He also showed great discipline, tackling ability and good coverage skills.

He proved to be the classic 4-3 weak-side linebacker, prompting many scouts to say he was the best linebacker at the Senior Bowl.

We caught up with the former UConn linebacker at Athletes' Performance in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Check out the video above as Sio Moore, in his own words, describes his journey to the NFL.

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