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Kellen Moore standing tall in Indy

Posted on: February 24, 2012 5:37 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2012 5:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS--Just five minutes after Andrew Luck was surrounded by a few hundred reporters, Kellen Moore strolled into the media room at Lucas Oil Stadium at the NFL Combine almost completely unnoticed. There was no rush of media members to get a good spot in front of Moore's podium. No cameramen jockeying for position. No matter. The winningest QB in college football history was grinning and seemed delighted to be here. Maybe there were only a dozen reporters listening to the former Boise State great--a few less than there were huddled around Appalachian State wideout Brian Quick, but of all the draft hopefuls who were ushered into the media room Friday, none looked any more happy to be there than Moore.

Not surprisingly the first question thrown at Moore: So what did you measure in at?

"I got to 6-feet, so you can let everyone know about that," Moore said proudly. "Six-feet and a bunch of zeroes after that."

He would later explain that he stopped growing around the ninth grade. It still didn't stop him from leading the Broncos to a bunch of big wins and a jaw-dropping 142-28 TD-INT mark in his career. Over the past two seasons, he's completed some 73 percent of his passes.

Moore's size, of course, is one of the sources of skepticism in NFL circles, where many wonder if he'll even get drafted. Then again, his size--or lack thereof--was an issue throughout the recruiting process too, Moore pointed out.

"I'm comfortable with it," said Moore, who picked Boise over Eastern Washington. "I'm fine. It is what it is. You're gonna get that opportunity and once you get it, it's up to you."

Moore, who arrived at BSU at just 176 pounds and is now 197, did look thicker than he did in his college career. 

At BSU, he was brilliant over the past four years. His arm strength won't dazzle scouts, but his ability to anticipate his throws and work downfield with pinpoint accuracy more than made up for it. He lacked elite footspeed, but still possesses excellent pocket presence. Finding passing lanes and moving in the pocket, just like one of his favorites, helped make Drew Brees an NFL superstar. And Moore reminded reporters that most QBs still have to maneuver to find passing lanes, whether they're 6-4, or 6-feet. Except for his buddy, former ASU QB Brock Osweiler since he's still a few inches taller than most O-linemen.

Moore was asked if it bothered him that Luck and Robert Griffin III were getting most of the spotlight. "Nah, I don't get concerned with that. What they did in college certainly warrants the attention. . . .We're all gonna get an opportunity, and that's all you can ask for."
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Boise State

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2012 1:32 pm

Kellen Moore standing tall in Indy

I think behind Luck, this kid will turn out to be the most successful QB in this draft class. He plays big in big games, accurate, and never the reason his team loses. He will be a steal.

Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:08 am

Kellen Moore standing tall in Indy

i hope the seahawks draft moore this dude can make the throws  hes smart with the football  and this gu will win and i think right away....get this guy hawks

Since: Dec 26, 2011
Posted on: February 24, 2012 11:07 pm

Kellen Moore standing tall in Indy

Kellen Moore would be a great selection for the New Orleans Saints with Drew Brees as his mentor.  Brees and Moore have similar size, exceptional passing accuracy,intelligence and pocket presence.  Moore could play a back up role but would be a natural fit in the Saints' system should Brees get injured. I'm not currently a Saints fan but will be if they take him.  He will be a steal in a later round for the Saints or another team with an offensive system tuned to Moore's talents.

Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 7:15 pm

Kellen Moore standing tall in Indy

Great replies by the kid, I hope the best for him.

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 6:57 pm

Kellen Moore standing tall in Indy

 Character does matter, and Kellen Moore is also a proven winner. I watched the Senior Bowl a few weeks ago, he out played every other quarterback in that game North & South. As a Skins fan I'm hoping they take a chance on him later on in the draft. RGIII & Kellen Moore sound a lot better than John Beck & Rex Grossman. The odds are against Moore based on statistics, however I have not seen accuracy at the college level from a quarterback like that in years. If his accuracy & and leadership translate into the pros, watch out !

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