2015 NFL DRAFT

Sio Moore, OLB

School: Connecticut  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Apex, NC
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 245 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
6872-3
LATEST NEWS
04/25/2013 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 45. OLB Sio Moore, Connecticut (6-1, 245, 5SR)...A versatile strong-side linebacker, Moore is scheme diverse with the talent to rush the passer, drop in space and hold up in zone coverage. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/24/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT RANG'S GANG: OLB: Sio Moore, Connecticut, 6-1, 245, 4.62...Teams love all-purpose outside linebackers and they don't come much more versatile than Moore, who proved to be a playmaker for the Huskies whether slicing through gaps to collect an eye-popping 43 tackles for loss over his career, rushing the quarterback (16 sacks) or dropping into coverage (four interceptions). Some thought Moore was simply feasting off an aggressive UCONN scheme until he starred at the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl, as well. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

04/17/2013 - 2013 Connecticut Pro Day: UConn's Sio Moore meets with Pittsburgh Steelers...Representatives from 30 NFL teams - including linebackers coaches from seven teams - gathered at Connecticut's pro day on March 27, where 13 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Connecticut coach Paul Pasqualoni hosted a really well-run pro day in Storrs, Conn. There were four players from UConn at the NFL Scouting Combine, and here is how their pro day transpired...Snorsio "Sio" Moore, OLB (6-foot-1 1/8, 243 pounds) - Moore stood on his numbers from the combine (he was a top performer in his position group in the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump and broad jump). He did position drills only, and that workout was led by a linebackers coach from the Baltimore Ravens. Moore visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

01/18/2013 - 2013 SHRINE GAME PRACTICE RISERS: 9. OLB Sio Moore, Connecticut (6006, 240 -- East Team)...Moore entered the week as an underrated prospect, but he showed during practice sessions what most already knew: He's a pretty good football player. He was a versatile performer in college with good production as a hybrid linebacker for the Huskies, not looking out of place when asked to play in space against either the run or pass. Even in non-contact drills, Moore's competitive drive and explosive hitting ability were evident, and he will likely earn a top-100 grade from more than a few NFL teams. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/04/2013 - University of Connecticut redshirt-senior linebacker Sio Moore (Apex, N.C.) was selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday January 19. He will play for the East under head coach Jerry Glanville, former NFL head coach with the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons. Playing at outside linebacker, Moore was named an All-BIG EAST First Team selection. He finished second on the team with eight sacks and second in the league with 0.67 per game. Moore was also first on the team with 15.5 tackles for a loss and second in the league with a 1.29 average. He finished his career with the Huskies having made 274 tackles and recorded 16 sacks.

Beginning in 1925, the East-West Shrine Game is the longest-running college all-star football game in the country and features some of the highest-rated players in the projected NFL draft ranking. While the teams are divided by East and West, the players come together for the beneficiary of the event, Shriners Hospitals for Children. The 88th annual East-West Shrine Game will be televised by the NFL Network and kicks off at 4:00 pm. - UConn football

12/10/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB Sio Moore, Connecticut, Sr., Apex, N.C./Apex, has been selected First Team All-BIG EAST Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Moore, playing at outside linebacker, and Smallwood, at inside linebacker, formed a tough linebacking unit for the UConn defense this season. Moore finished second on the team with eight sacks and second in the league with 0.67 per game. He was also first on the team with 15.5 TFLs and second in the league with a 1.29 average. - Connecticut football

11/24/2012 - Connecticut gained only three first downs after halftime, yet still left Papa John's Cardinal Stadium with its bowl hopes alive. Behind a defense which physically whipped the Louisville offensive line and knocked quarterback Teddy Bridgewater out of the game twice, the Huskies upset the No. 20 Cardinals, 23-20, on Saturday when Chad Christen kicked a 30-yard field goal in the third overtime. The result threw the Big East Conference into a jumbled mess. Connecticut (5-6, 2-4 in the Big East) sacked Bridgewater and backup Will Stein five times, helping hold Louisville to 19 yards rushing.

The Cardinals (9-2, 4-2) entered the game averaging 33.3 points per game, but punted nine times and didn't score until John Wallace kicked a 19-yard field goal with 11:40 left in regulation. Bridgewater injured his left wrist when Sio Moore dumped him with a horsecollar tackle as time expired in the first half. After staying in the locker room for treatment, Bridgewater returned to the field in the third quarter to raucous applause from the crowd of 45,618. - The Sports Xchange

11/12/2012 - WEEK 11 BIG EAST HONOR ROLL: Sio Moore, Sr., LB, Connecticut, Apex, N.C.,...Had six tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss, two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry in a 24-17 win against Pittsburgh. - BIG EAST football

08/09/2012 - MOST IMPORTANT CONNECTICUT PLAYER: LB Sio Moore has long been one of the best linebackers in the Big East ... when he's at his best. He has an NFL future if he can be at the top of his game every week, and Paul Pasqualoni and Don Brown will look to get him to that level in 2012. - The Sports Xchange

07/20/2012 - 2012 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Sio Moore, LB, U Conn, has been selected to the Preseason Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented the nation's top college lineman or linebacker each year by The Rotary Club of Houston. Moore has started 21 games in a Husky uniform, including all 12 in 2011. He finished third on the squad in tackles with 86, led the team with 16 tackles for a loss and was second with 6.5 sacks. Twice in 2010, Moore was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. He made a career-high 17 tackles in an overtime win over West Virginia on October 20, 2010. On Monday, Moore was revealed to be a candidate on the Butkus Award Watch List, honoring the best linebacker in the nation. - UConn football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BUTKUS AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Sio Moore, Connecticut, has been selected to the Preseason Butkus Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to the top linebacker in college football by the Butkus Foundation. Moore has started 21 games in a Husky uniform, including all 12 in 2011. He finished third on the squad in tackles with 86, led the team with 16 tackles for a loss and was second with 6.5 sacks. Twice in 2010, Moore was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. He made a career-high 17 tackles in an overtime win over West Virginia on October 20, 2010. For his career, Moore has registered 202 tackles, eight sacks and four interceptions, three of which came in 2011. - UConn football

06/26/2012 - Top-five Connecticut prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 2. OLB Sio Moore (6-1, 232)...While the NFL generally prefers bigger, bulkier linebackers with the game shifting to more of a passing attack, speed and instincts in coverage are proving valuable commodities on draft day, which is why Moore could earn significant attention from scouts this fall. Having started 21 games at outside linebacker over the past two seasons for the Huskies, Moore has registered 196 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks, 11 passes broken up and three interceptions, proving his ability to make an impact at the line of scrimmage, behind it and as a pass defender. At his size, Moore will need to continue to improve his strength in taking on and shedding blocks, but he reads the action quickly and has the speed to close, making him a classic 4-3 weakside linebacker candidate. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/25/2013 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 45. OLB Sio Moore, Connecticut (6-1, 245, 5SR)...A versatile strong-side linebacker, Moore is scheme diverse with the talent to rush the passer, drop in space and hold up in zone coverage. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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