Oakland Raiders Draft OLB Sio Moore In The 2013 NFL Draft

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3.04 Oakland Raiders Sio Moore, OLB, Connecticut (6-1, 245)

With the 4th pick of the third round of the NFL draft, the Raiders selected OLB Sio Moore out of the University of Connecticut. This pick represents great mid-round value for Oakland as Moore excelled at the combine and pro day, which should help bolster the depth in the Raiders’ linebacking corp.

Moore is a solid, sure-handed tackler who brings a level of discipline to the table, maintaining his gap responsibilities while managing to keep from overpursuing ball handlers. While he doesn’t bring top-line speed to the table, Moore makes up for that with smarts and an ability to read routes well, showing the ability to cover a back out of the backfield and jumping slant routes in quick-strike offenses.

Expect Moore to play meaningful snaps in year one either on the strong or weak side as he should challenge for significant playing time during his rookie season.

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Ziad Dahdul, PT, DPT

Ziad graduated from the University of Southern California with a doctorate in Physical Therapy. An avid Fantasy Football enthusiast, he brings with him a desire to introduce sports medicine to the reader and help better explain what to expect on the injury side of things. Follow Ziad on Twitter (z_dahdul) for breaking injury news and analysis

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