Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 12/31/08: #1 Junior CB, #10/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 1 in 2010 2008: Unanimous All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection…Started all thirteen games at left cornerback, but also received playing time as a wide receiver, running back, punt returner and kickoff returner during the season, in addition to taking snaps as quarterback...Recorded 58 tackles (30 solos) with an 8-yard sack and 4.5 stops for losses totaling 23 yards…Recovered and caused a fumble…Deflected seven passes…Ranked third in the league and eleventh in the nation for both interceptions and punt returns…Had six pass thefts for 56 yards in returns (9.3 avg) and averaged 14.35 yards on 17 punt returns for 244 yards, including a 91-yarder vs. Miami (Oh.), the second-longest punt runback in school history…Gained 407 yards on 21 kickoff returns (19.4 avg)…In limited duty on offense, Moore rushed for 76 yards on nine carries (8.4 avg) and caught seven passes for 143 yards (20.4 avg) and two touch-downs…Gained 926 all-purpose yards (71.23 ypg), as he touched the ball 60 times, averaging 15.43 yards per attempt...Moore started 34-of-37 games he played in at Vanderbilt at left cornerback…Recorded 178 tackles (120 solos) with two sacks for minus 17 yards, 6.5 stops for losses of 35 yards and one quarterback pressure…Recovered four fumbles and caused another…Deflected 19 passes and gained 109 yards with a touchdown on thirteen interceptions…His thirteen pass thefts tied Donald Gleisner (1950-52) and Ken Stone (1970-72) for second on the school career-record list behind the fifteen interceptions by Leonard Coleman (1980-83)…2007: 12 GP; 11 GS; Rush: 6-78-13-0; KR: 32-823-25.7-0; 67 Sol-83 TT, 2 TFL, 1 SK, 6 INT, 10 PBU, 1 QBH; One of the Southeastern Conference's most versatile athletes, Moore put together one of the finest seasons ever by a Commodore defensive back…2006: 12 GP; 9 GS; PR: 3-7-2.3-0 KR: 2-26-13-0; 27 Sol-37 TT, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 3 FF; Played in every game at a true freshman, starting nine straight games at cornerback... Also saw action as a punt returner.
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: CB D.J. Moore. The Bears were able to get a seasoned SEC veteran cornerback in the middle of the fourth round (No. 119 overall). Moore lacks some size at 192 pounds and a fraction under 5-foot-9, but he makes up for it with other attributes. He's an excellent ball athlete who had 13 career interceptions and has started since early in his freshman season. He also returned punts and kickoffs for the Commodores and caught seven passes for 143 yards (20.4-yard average) last season and carried the ball nine times for 76 yards (8.4-yard average). A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 4/119 -- D.J. Moore, CB, 5-9, 192, Vanderbilt...Came out early with one year of eligibility remaining. Undersized player who has marginal speed for the position (4.59 in the 40), but makes up for those shortcomings with excellent instincts and ball skills. Lacks the size and speed to be a No. 1 corner but could be effective very soon as a No. 2 corner or a nickel CB covering the slot receiver. Had 13 career interceptions. Has been a starter since early in his freshman season, starting 34 games in just three years. Versatile and athletic, returned punts and kickoffs for the Commodores and caught seven passes for 143 yards (20.4-yard average) last season and carried the ball nine times for 76 yards (8.4-yard average). - by The Sports Xchange
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01/09/13 - CB D.J. Moore slumped badly, missing tackles and not covering as tightly as he had in the past, but he's still capable of making a lot of plays on the ball.
12/06/12 - CB D.J. Moore is expected to regain the nickel corner spot he lost to Kelvin Hayden four weeks ago if, as expected Hayden starts in place of Tim Jennings.
11/08/12 - CB D.J. Moore has lost playing time at nickel the past two games to Kelvin Hayden, but both players are expected to see action Sunday.
11/05/12 - CB D.J. Moore has lost some playing time at nickel the past two weeks to Kelvin Hayden, but he has two interceptions this season and had four in each of the past two seasons.
01/02/12 - CB D.J. Moore, the Bears' nickel corner, led the ream with four interceptions, matching his pick total from 2010. He returned one pick for a TD in both seasons.