Sio Moore, LB, UConn Huskies: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Sep 8, 2012; East Hartford, CT, USA; Connecticut Huskies linebacker Sio Moore (3) reacts after sacking North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback Mike Glennon (8) during the first half at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 245 pounds

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40 Yard Dash:  4.65

Bench Press:  29

Vertical Jump:  38″

Broad Jump:  127″

2012 Statistics

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 45 27 72 6.00
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
12 15.5 78 1.29
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
12 7.5 55 0.63
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
12 11 2 0 0

Career Highlights

2012: Honored as an All-BIG EAST First Team selection … played in all 12 games and started 10 at outside linebacker … first on the team with 15.5 tackles for loss and second in the league with a 1.29 average … finished second on the team with eight sacks and second in the league with 0.67 per game … totaled 72 tackles, 45 solo, on the season … posted five tackles or more in 11 games … had five tackles and a sack vs. North Carolina State (Sept. 8) … made seven tackles, three for a loss and 2.5 sacks in a win at Maryland (Sept. 15) … registered nine tackles in back-to-back games against Rutgers (Oct. 6) and Temple (Oct. 13) with 1.5 sacks against the Owls … played in both the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl … named to the Butkus Award and Lombardi Award watch lists during the preseason.

2011: Started all 12 games at linebacker … has started 21 games during his Husky career … was the third-leading tackler on the 2011 Huskies with 86 and led the team with 16 tackles for a loss and was second with 6.5 sacks … had a season-high 13 tackles vs. Louisville and also had ten vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 26) … his career high remains 17 tackles vs. West Virginia (Oct. 20, 2010) … had 3.5 tackles for a loss of 21 yards at Vanderbilt (Sept. 10) … all of those TFLs were also sacks … was 21st in the country in tackles for a loss with 1.33 per game and was second in the BIG EAST.

2010: Two-time BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week…Started nine of the final ten games of the season…Was the second leading tackler on the team with 110 stops…Was second on the team with 11.5 tackles for a loss and also had 1.5 sacks…Had 17 tackles in win over West Virginia (Oct. 29) and was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the WVU game…Was also named the Walter Camp Football Foundation and the Football Writers Association of America/Bronko Nagurski Award National Defensive Player of the Week…Also earned the Defensive Game Ball…Turned in double-digit tackles with 16 vs. Buffalo (Sept. 25), 12 vs. Rutgers (Oct. 8) and 10 vs. USF (Dec. 4)…Was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for the Buffalo game…Had an interception against Buffalo and a pair of forced fumbles vs. West Virginia.

2009: Saw action in four games … Had six tackles on the season with one tackle for a loss … Made three tackles with that tackle for a loss against Rhode Island (Sept. 26) … also made a tackle against Ohio (Sept. 5), Pittsburgh (Oct. 10) and Syracuse (Nov. 28).

2008: Redshirted … Named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week before the Louisville (Sept. 26), North Carolina (Oct. 4) and Syracuse (Nov. 15) games … Named the Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Week before the Hofstra game (Aug. 28).

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Moore is one of my favorite linebacker prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft. I think he can come into the NFL and be an immediate starter and impact player. Moore makes a ton of plays behind the line of scrimmage, and has been doing so since he first got on the field for the UConn Huskies. Not only that, but I think he’s versatile. I think this is a big, strong, athletic guy who can play sideline to sideline at any linebacker spot you put him at, though he seems to be very effective playing outside. I love the fact that he can stay on the field in nickel situations if needed. He can blitz off the edge or be effective in coverage (11 passes broken up), though he’s maybe even better playing downhill. Change of direction isn’t great, but when he gets a full head of steam, he’s hard to stop. I think he’s a starting linebacker in this league for a long time if he’s healthy, and he can provide a spark on special teams as a young rookie as well.

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Topics: 2013 Nfl Draft, Sio Moore, Uconn Huskies

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