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
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.
11/22/13 - SS William Moore bit on a double move by Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and was beaten for a 44-yard touchdown.
"That's on me," Moore said. "They set that up. They are a big running team. Graham was basically jogging a few routes. And he came out on that one play and it was basically a trick play. I've got to have my eyes where they need to be. It was just a double-move. They set it up a few plays before. I knew it was coming. I just didn't know when."
10/30/13 - SS William Moore (hip) was limited in practice, but is expected to play against Carolina.