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2023 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Temple OT Isaac Moore

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From now until the 2023 NFL Draft , we will scout and create profiles for as many prospects as possible, examining their strengths, weaknesses, and what they can bring to an NFL franchise. These players could be potential top-10 picks, all the way down to Day 3 selections and priority undrafted free agents. Today, I will be profiling Temple OT Isaac Moore.

#63 Isaac Moore/OT Temple – 6063, 305 (Graduate Senior)

Combine

MEASUREMENTS

Player Ht/Wt Hand Size Arm Length Wingspan
Isaac Moore 6063, 305 10 1/8 32 5/8 N/A
40-Yard Dash 10-Yard Split Short Shuttle 3-Cone
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Broad Jump Vertical Bench Press
N/A N/A N/A

The Good

— Good size and bulk, frame offers lots of muscle
— Uses length well to create space as a pass blocker and help defend inside rushes and counters
— Strong upper body with good grip strength
— Physical run blocker who throws his weight around, capable of steamrolling defenders at second level and out in space
— Heavy hands with an effective punch and placement
— Nuanced with his hand use, able to use independent hands and flashes dead/bait hand to get defenders to commit to their rush
— Elite starting experience
— Durable and available throughout his career, shown toughness to play through injuries
— Smart and good communicator

The Bad

— Heavy-footed player who struggles moving laterally
— Allows a soft edge and is too often beat around the corner by speed rushers
— Relies on length to defend inside counters and rushes and has trouble moving his feet to mirror
— Bends at the waist in pass protection too often against outside rushes, top-heavy player
— Especially struggles on five/seven step QB drops
— Marginal athlete in space, works best in a man scheme and not a zone-based system
— Poor cut blocker who doesn’t chop defenders down
— Reportedly older than most prospects

Bio

— 57 career games, five-year starter for the Owls (roughly 45-plus career starts), exclusively at left tackle
— Reportedly just turned 25 years old
— Born in Orebro, Sweden, played high school football there, o-line/d-line for the Orebro Black Knights
— Started playing football at 15
— Earned single-digit number from the school for players who are toughest and the best leaders (not allowed to wear it due to NCAA rules)
— Played through torn labrum in 10 games during 2021 season
— Drafted by USFL’s Philadelphia Stars
— Majored in English, goal is to one day become an ESL teacher in Southern Europe
— Nickname is “Moose”
— Two-star recruit, only two college offers were from Towson and Temple; got noticed by the Owls by sending a workout tape to coaches, offered a scholarship during meeting with coaching staff

Tape Breakdown

Pivoting from the household names of the draft and focusing on a later-round candidate, Moore is an interesting guy. In part due to his international background, born and growing up in Sweden (here’s his HS team announcing the news of him committing to Temple), and for his overall size and length. I don’t yet have exact measurables — it doesn’t appear he was invited to or participated in any All-Star game (which seems sort of baffling) — and hopefully I can get specifics after the Owls’ Pro Day later this month.

Moore’s experience and toughness are hard to match. Nearly 60 career games and almost 50 total starts, he’s a tough dude who has played through the pain, not sitting out after tearing his labrum in 2021. Temple hasn’t been a good college program, but Moore played through most of it all, still out there when the Owls were getting blown out 70-13 against Central Florida.

To the tape: Moore is a heavy-handed run blocker who finishes his blocks and can bury defenders in open space. Watch him here on this down block and here out in space on this screen run over some players. He is the LT, #63, in all these clips.

Moore does show upper body strength in pass protection. It’s hard to run through him and he does a nice job varying up his punches and strikes. He uses independent hands and flashes a “dead/bait hand” to get defenders to show their cards. It has its pros and cons but it’s a tool in his belt.

Moore struggles mightily against edge rushes and speed rushers. He allows them to corner too often and lacks the foot speed and lateral movement to mirror and adjust. He bends too much at the waist when he gets into trouble and doesn’t maintain a solid base.

Conclusion

Moore’s toughness, size, and experience are commendable. But he’s not an NFL tackle and needs to kick inside to guard in a man/duo heavy blocking scheme, though his height could present an issue inside. Center slides to him will help limit the amount of space he has to be responsible for, though teams won’t always consistently be able to do that. Still, Moore’s mass and strength should help preserve the depth of the pocket against bull rushes. Eliminating the bait hand may help in some ways and make his punch more consistent and help match his footwork. My NFL comp is Rasheed Walker.

Projection: Late Day Three-Undrafted

Depot Draft Grade: 5.9 (Undrafted Free Agent)

Games Watched: at Tulsa (2022), at UCF (2022), at Duke (2022)

 

 





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