Profiling Colts Running Back Devin Moore

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Devin Moore

Born:  6th of October, 1985

Hometown:  Indianapolis, IN

College:  University of Wyoming

Draft:  UDFA – 2009 (Seattle Seahawks)

Height:  5 feet 10 inches

Weight:  191 lbs.

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College

Rushing Receiving
Year Started Att Yards YPA TD Rec Yards YPR TD
2005 0 26 123 4.73 0 6 63 10.50 0
2006 0 80 574 7.18 3 21 113 5.38 0
2007 0 198 965 4.87 5 24 161 6.71 1
2008 0 249 1301 5.22 7 14 40 2.86 0
Career 0 553 2963 5.36 15 65 377 5.80 1
Kick-off Return
Year Games Return Yards YPR TD
2005 9 5 63 12.60 0
2006 12 15 245 16.33 0
2007 12 10 271 27.10 1
2008 12 31 667 21.52 0
Career 45 61 1246 20.43 1

Professional

No Professional stats

Pre-Draft Measurables

40-yard dash:  4.42 seconds

3-cone drill:  7.14 seconds

20-yard shuttle:  4.25 seconds

Bench Press:  27 reps

Vertical Jump:  35 inches

Broad Jump:  120 inches

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Breakdown

Devin Moore was a career backup at the University of Wyoming — he played in 45 games, but never started.  Although he was never the primary back at Wyoming, Moore served as a triple-threat — he showed potential as a RB, a slot receiver, and as a kick returner.  While he only served in a “feature” role as a kick returner his senior year, he was heavily used throughout his entire Wyoming career.

Moore’s small frame limits him as a primary back, but he has well-developed upper-body strength and excellent quickness.  This combination of small size, good strength, and speed is what intrigued Seattle enough to sign him as an UDFA following the 2009 NFL Draft.

Moore failed to earn a spot on the regular season roster in Seattle, but did find his way onto the Seahawks practice squad a couple of times, until the Panthers snagged him for their practice squad near the end of the 2009 regular season.  Moore ended up with the Colts during the playoffs.

Although he was omitted from the NFL Scouting Combine in 2009, Moore had the fifth best 40 time for RBs, and was viewed as a potential late-round pick.  Ultimately, Moore went undrafted because he lacked sufficient lower-body strength to make up for his lack of size when fighting through linebackers, had raw route-running skills, showed a lack of ability to recognize and pick up blitzes, and seemed to shy away from physical contact as a blocker.

Still, Moore has shown ability slipping through small running lanes, utilizing his small size and quickness, which has made teams sufficiently interested to give him opportunities.  Moore’s small size, quickness, and speed are a combination that have become more popular in the NFL, as running backs like Darren Sproles, Justin Forsett, and LeSean McCoy have had success.

Little else is available on Moore concerning his potential in the NFL, except for some general prognostication that due to his lack of bulk — he is roughly 15 pounds lighter than is optimal for a RB of his height — he could get looks as a developmental slot receiver.  What Moore has in speed, he lacks in height as a receiver, but he has good enough hands, agility, and experience as a route runner to project as a potential triple-threat — as a running back, wide receiver, and as a kick returner.

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