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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: UConn LB Sio Moore

03.27.13 at 7:09 am ET
By will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that might be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2013 NFL draft. Here is one of a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’s time for the Patriots to make a selection.


Position: Outside linebacker

School: UConn

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 245 pounds

Achievements: 2012 All-Big East first team (coaches), 2012 preseason watch list for Butkus Award and Lombardi Award

What he brings: NFL draft scouts have been impressed with Moore’s discipline, as well as his tackling ability. He does a good job wrapping up the ball-carrier at the waist and leg, stopping him from gaining additional yards after the catch. Also, he’s a good coverage linebacker, winning jump balls, getting deflections and making interceptions on easier plays. He has good speed and awareness, make Moore a “classic 4-3 weakside linebacker” candidate, according to Rob Rang of Moore has been compared to former Giants linebacker Michael Boley.

Where the Patriots could get him: Round 2

Notes: In 2012, Moore was first on the Huskies with 15.5 tackles for a loss, and second in the entire Big East at 1.29 per game. He also finished with 72 tackles, including 45 solo. In a 2010 season when Moore earned Big East Defensive Player of the week twice, he totaled 110 tackles and 1.5 sacks. … Moore, who was born in Liberia, has the full first name of Snorsio.

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Video: Here’s a look at Moore in a 2012 game vs. Pittsburgh.

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