Grambling State offensive guard David Moore received all the news he needed to make his decision to declare for the NFL Draft, an invitation to the 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl, courtesy of Tigers legend Doug Williams.
During a Zoom conversation with Moore, the former Grambling quarterback and head coach explained that he had the same opportunity to participate in the all-star game coming out of college. Williams went on to become a first round pick, win a Super Bowl, serve as a scout, head coach and is currently an executive for the Washington Football Team. Williams advice to Moore was to attend the event, which would be the “best interview of a lifetime.”
A redshirt junior, who is on target to graduate by the end of the year, Moore stands in at 6-foot-3, 320 pounds, can backflip, front-flip, dunk a basketball with ease and plays with a killer instinct between the stripes. He boasts great power, strong hands and is stout at the point of attack; profiles as a traditional mauler-type at the next level. However, Moore is still a bit raw, as he did not begin playing football until his junior year of high school. He’ll need to show NFL scouts the ability to bend and stay lower in his stance at the Senior Bowl in January. The Tigers have predominantly run a zone blocking scheme during his tenure.
According to his school bio, the Little Rock, Arkansas native once aspired to become a state trooper. Instead, he is currently training in Houston with Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle Bruce Matthews in preparation for the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. Moore will have a chance to prove himself against ‘top’ competition and a strong week at the Senior Bowl could certainly solidify him as an early-to-mid round draft pick.
If selected, Moore, who previously announced his intent to opt out of the 2020 season, would become the first player chosen in the NFL Draft from Grambling State since wide receiver Chad Williams (2017).