Briley Moore NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Briley Moore NFL Draft Profile, Highlights and NFL Comparison

  • 2021 NFL Draft
  • 2021 NFL Draft Prospects
  • Big 12
  • Briley Moore
  • CGS
  • College Gridiron Showcase
  • Draft
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  • Kansas State
  • Kansas State Wildcats
  • NFl Draft
  • Northern Iowa
  • Northern Iowa Panthers
  • Prospect Profile
  • Scouting Report
  • tight end
By Mitchell Wolfe February 22, 2021 0 Comment
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Briley Moore is a 2021 NFL Draft Prospect

Briley Moore is a tight end from Kansas State and a prospect in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. Moore played in nine of Kansas State’s ten games this season, starting all but two.

Moore recorded 22 catches for 338 yards (15.4 YPC) with three touchdowns. He finished second on the team in receptions and yards and tied for first in receiving touchdowns. According to Pro Football Focus, Moore finished as the 19th-highest ranked tight end with an Overall grade of 79.3 (78.4 Receiving, 55.1 Pass Blocking, 74.1 Run Blocking).

Moore was an all-star athlete in high school, helping his school to state titles in football and basketball as a senior. But he did not earn any scholarship offers from FBS schools and chose to attend Northern Iowa, initially as a wide receiver. As a true freshman, Moore played in 10 games with one start. The next year, he played in all 13 games with nine starts and earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention. He played in 12 games with 10 starts as a junior in 2019 and earned First Team All-MVFC honors, as he led the Panthers in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.

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But in 2019, Moore suffered a season-ending injury in the season opener, breaking multiple bones in his shoulder. After the NCAA gave him a medical redshirt and the FCS moved its season to the spring, Moore decided to transfer to Kansas State. In his short time in Manhattan, Moore earned Second-Team All-Big 12 honors and recorded the most catches by a Wildcat tight end since 2012 and the most yards since 2014.

In the NFL, Briley Moore projects as a TE2 that serves primarily as a receiver. Moore is a deadly threat attacking the seams and running after the catch. He is a great athlete, but also a very tough player, both running the ball and making contested catches. Moore is a solid run blocker, so he could develop into a starter after a few years. But his pass blocking needs a lot of work.

Scouting Capsule

Briley Moore NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Scouting Capsules compiled by The Brawl Network Draft Analysts Daniel Kitchen and Mitchell Wolfe.

Measurements

At the College Gridiron Showcase, Moore measured in at 6 feet and 4 3/8 inches (6043) and 251 pounds. He had 9 6/8″ hands and 30 7/8″ arms. At Kansas State, he was listed at 6’4″ and 250 pounds.

Highlights

Positives

  • Deadly attacking the seam and the middle of the field, getting upfield very fast
  • Consistently good hands, extending to snag the ball outside his frame; great jump ball and contested-catch player
  • Very good run after the catch skills; displays athleticism to eat up ground quickly and runs through defenders.
  • Solid run-blocker: very willing to engage, especially downfield; plays with good leverage and strength to drive defenders

Weaknesses

  • Not used much as a blocker at UNI, especially in pass protection; feet look uncomfortable and needs to improve hand technique to engage and control defenders
  • Injury history could turn off many teams; something to monitor throughout his career

NFL Comparison

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I cover and write about the NFL, the NFL Draft, and the Pittsburgh Steelers for the Brawl Network. I am originally from Hershey, PA and was raised a Pittsburgh sports fan. I went to Boston College for undergrad and am currently finishing a Master's degree in Sports Business at Temple University, concentrating in Sport Analytics.

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