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
08/31/15 - SS William Moore, who had been out with a calf injury, returned to practice on Monday. Moore did not play in the past two exhibition games. He could see some action when the Falcons host the Baltimore Ravens at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Dome. Kemal Ishmael has started the last two games in Moore's strong safety spot.
08/27/15 - SS William Moore (calf) will not play against the Dolphins.
08/19/15 - SS William Moore suffered a strained calf in practice on Tuesday. He is day-to-day. He was replaced by Kemal Ishmael on the first-team defense. Ishmael started 10 games for the Falcons last season as Moore battled shoulder woes.
06/17/15 - S William Moore, who had offseason surgery after an injury-marred 2014 campaign, is being eased back into the defense.
"It was great to see William back for the first time," head coach Dan Quinn said. "Inside you feel the size and the presence of him. I can't wait to have him down in the box and roaming inside."
Quinn has big plans for the strong safety position.
"The way we play our strong safety, often times like a linebacker where he's in the core or out," Quinn said. "He can play a tight end man-to-man. Our energy that we want to play with on defense, we want to play on the line at corner until we can't. We want to affect and move the quarterback.
"We want to be the best fundamental tackling team in the League. All those things take a lot of practice, so for him it's an important step for him to get back out on the field today."
12/23/14 - S William Moore was placed on reserve/injured by the Falcons Tuesday (Dec. 23).