First I would like to thank OldhamA for giving me a great idea. Instead of doing one player at a time, I will highlight two players. Like he said, it may take me longer to do, but it will be worth it. So lets get started. Today versus players are…
Major: Child and Family Development
Jones attended USC his freshman year in 2009 and played mostly special teams and backup. During a game against Oregon he sustained a neck injury and was later diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Because UCS would not clear him to play for the team, he asked for and was granted a transfer. He choice to play for Georgia over Auburn, and Florida State, but because of NCAA transfer rules, he had to redshirt the 2010 season. In 2011 he recorded 70 tackles (19.5 for loss), 13.5 sacks, 2FF, and 26 quarterback hurries. He was also named First Team All-American by Associated Press, AFCA, FWAA, Walter Camp, ESPN.com, Phil Steele and Sports Illustrated and Second Team All-American by Yahoo Sports and Rivals.com. In 2012 he recorded 77 tackles (22.5 for loss), 12.5 sacks, 7FF, 19 quarterback hurries, 2 broken passes, and 1 int. According to nfldraftscout.com, he is ranked 1 out of 244 OLB.
Moore showed promise, even in high school, making 66 tackles and six sacks at Rowlett High School in Rowlett, TX. He was accepted to play at Texas A&M (choosing over Oklahoma State and Baylor) and during his freshman season he played backup LB recording 40 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 1 interception in 2010. He became a starter in 2011, recording 72 tackles and 8.5 sacks. Teams may take note that in that same year Moore was arrested for being in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. Moore was released on $2000 bond. There were also allegations that Moore punched a bouncer at a club a month after the arrest. In 2012 Moore jump up from 227 to 250 and moved from OLB to DE. That may have been the best move he has ever made as Moore recorded 80 tackles and 12.5 sacks (second in the nation). According to nfldraftscout.com, he is ranked 2 out 235 DE. He was also named a finalist in the Bronko Nagurski and The Ted Hendricks Foundation for the best defensive player in the nation.
So there you have it, let me know what you think.