Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Greg Moore, WR, Lane College
Greg Moore might be the most underrated wide receiver in the 2014 NFL Draft class. The huge 6’4 wide out has speed that is out of this world. The NFL scouts are blown away by his hand skills and his speed. They feel that he can play at the next level and could be a huge steal for a team. Keep an eye on Moore leading into the preseason. He could be the next big steal from Lane College ala Jacoby Jones.
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
I had my fair share of both division 1 and 1AA schools. I really don’t know the count because it has been some time ago.
Where did you choose and why?
I chose to go to Lane College because I had explored a couple of options and Coach Burroughs and Coach Hoskins, here at Lane, sold me on the concept of “now or never.”
What were your goals for your senior year?
My goals were to take advantage of every opportunity and to be the best teammate/role model I could. I knew if I did those things that I would be successful on the field.
Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?
I met with about twenty or more scouts. They were all saying that my size and speed could set me up for PFA.
At your position, what separates you from the others?
Being consumed and overtaken by the game separates me from other players. By that I mean, I spend majority of my time either working out and getting educated on defenses/route concepts/etc. I also have a high football IQ and is always looking for different ways to fine tune my craft.
Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?
When breaking down film I look for tendencies. Is he aggressive? Is he passive? Is he comfortable in the defense he’s running? What do the defense like to run versus certain looks and situational adjustments.
Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?
The toughest player I have faced is Jack Howard. I say that because he’s a lot like me when it comes down to studying his opponent. Our one on ones are like chess matches.
If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?
I would compare my play to Larry Fitzgerald. He doesn’t wow you with blazing speed but he has the ability to gain separation and he never shies away from making the big play.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
My biggest obstacle was getting out of the neighborhood I grew up in and making something of myself despite what others thought. So far I’ve done both and for that reason alone I’m thankful.
What system fits your style of play the best?
I love being able to spread the field but I can adapt and understand any system.
What is your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is my mental fortitude.
What is your biggest weakness?
My weakness is lack of experience but I try to compensate for that by learning everything I can.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
Relentless pursuer for perfection
Growing up, who was your role model?
Growing up my dad was and still is my role model. He works hard and sacrificed a lot for me to be where I am today.
Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?
My favorite team growing up was the Pittsburgh Steelers but now a days I don’t follow a specific team. My favorite player is Vernon Kearney, he’s a fellow Lane alum and I witnessed his work ethic.
What was the most tragic event that ever happened in your life and how did you overcome it?
September 24, 2008 my great grandmother passed, she was one of my best friends. I was 17, in college, and a long way from home. It happened in the middle of my freshmen season and honestly it changed me for the better. I buckled down on things and began to reach my potential.
If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?
Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, and my great grandfather.
With your first paycheck what would you buy?
My first order of business would be finding a place to lay my head.