Tarvarius Moore NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report San Francisco 49ers' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 17: Tarvarius Moore #18 of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles intercepts the ball over Michael Jacquet #19 of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 17, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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POSITIVES

—Fast and fluid athlete who’s burst jumps off the tape.

—Smooth operator who easily handles transitions and flies his hips open with no hesitation. Has the speed to run down fast receivers.

—Can match-up over the top as a true free safety but also has the athleticism to jump down into the slot and cover up targets.

—Can come downhill with bad intentions and will strike ball-carriers.

—Long-armed player who uses that length well to challenge 50/50 balls and take away receptions.

NEGATIVES

—One-year starter who has to continue proving himself.

—Thin framed dude who looks like he needs the weight room.

—Could better time his turns and jumps instead of letting his recovery speed save him.

OVERALL

Tarvarius Moore somehow slid under the radar this season but NFL scouts and media evaluators took notice once his tape was distributed. Running a 4.32 at his pro day helped. Moore is one of the best true free safeties in the 2018 class and looks like an early starter.


GRADE: 6.40 (Round 3)

PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Byron Jones, Dallas Cowboys

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