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2013 NFL Draft: UConn LB Sio Moore to visit Jaguars

Moore finished his senior season as a first-team All-Big East linebacker with 15.5 tackles for loss.


Connecticut Huskies linebacker Sio Moore is the latest prospect to draw the eyes of the Jacksonville Jaguars, as he is scheduled to visit with the team soon, according to USA Today's Mike Garafolo.

Moore, 6-1, 245 pounds, is a little undersized, but was very productive for the Huskies, racking up 43 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, four interceptions and 268 tackles for the team in his last three seasons with the program. He was similarly impressive during the 2013 NFL Combine, ranking third among linebackers with a 38-inch vertical jump, and second in bench press with 29 reps.

In the NFL, Moore's best fit is almost at weakside linebacker where he would be able to use his elite burst as a blitzer, but also drop into coverage; although there are concerns about his straight-line speed. A linebacker during his entire time at UConn, it is unlikely that Moore would be asked to put his hand on the ground to play the LEO position if drafted by the Jaguars.

While some have said that Moore has a chance at being a surprise player in the first round come April 25, most expect him to be selected in the second day.