Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Missouri safety William Moore was a projected top-10 pick for the 2008 draft, but elected to return to school. He was slowed by a mid-ankle sprain and his stock dropped. He is a fierce hitter and plays well in coverage. He started his career as a nickel back. A closer look at the Falcons' picks: Round 2/55 -- William Moore, SS, 6-1, 221, Missouri...At this time last year, Moore was projected to be a top-10 pick if he'd entered the 2008 draft. He was slowed by an ankle injury last season and his weight fluctuated. He's known as an intimidator who delivers punishing hits, but the Falcons timed him at 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash. "He's a strong safety-slash-free safety. He definitely has the versatility. He is a downhill, blow you up, kind of tackler. He also has range. He's a mid-4-4 guy, so he also has speed. ... This guy definitely brings speed and urgency to our football team." - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout William Moore News
10/01/14 - S William Moore was placed on reserve/injured with the designation for return by the Falcons Tuesday (Sept. 30).
09/28/14 - DB William Moore left the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. With Moore out, the Vikings threw for 317 yards and rolled up 558 yards of total offense.
08/18/14 - SS William Moore believes that game-planning for Tennessee will make all of the difference in the world for the defense. "You have to keep in mind that we didn't game plan for (the Texans)," Moore said. "(Against Tennessee) we will have the opportunity to game plan and that is very important in the NFL."
12/19/13 - SS William Moore has two interceptions this season and since becoming a starter in 2010, his 13 interceptions are tied for the fourth-most among NFL safeties. Since 2010, Moore has created 21 turnovers, including 13 interceptions and eight forced fumbles. The fifth-year player out of Missouri has forced a turnover in each of the last three games, causing fumbles at Buffalo and at Green Bay and notching an interception against Washington.
12/09/13 - SS William Moore notched his second strip-sack of the season, dropping Green Bay QB Matt Flynn for an eight-yard loss and jarring the ball loose at the Packers 15-yard line.