Report: Moore to enter the NFL Draft

The second Florida player announced on Monday that he would leave early for the NFL Draft.

After Florida defensive end Dante Fowler tweeted about his decision last week, Florida offensive guard Tyler Moore will enter the NFL Draft following this season, according to ESPN’s Derek Tyson.

Moore has started six games at guard this season, four at right guard and two at left guard. He was used in a rotation at the guard position with Trenton Brown and Trip Thurman. When Brown went down with a high ankle sprain against Georgia, Thurman and Moore opened holes for a Florida running game that dominated the day.

However, interior offensive linemen aren’t usually drafted high, and Moore was never a star at the position.

He moved all over the offensive line in 2013 because of injuries to teammates, and he was even forced to play some games at tackle. He played in seven games during 2013 before injuring his elbow in a scooter crash the week before playing against Georgia, and it ended his season.

Moore came to Gainesville with a big reputation. He played high school football in Clearwater but elected to leave the state and play at Nebraska, the same school his father played for in college. He left Lincoln after his freshman season, but he was the first freshman offensive lineman in the history of the program to start the season opener. He started four games throughout his freshman season at Nebraska and was only the 10th freshman offensive lineman to ever see action for the Cornhuskers.

He transferred after the 2011 season and elected to return to the state of Florida, eventually choosing to play for the Gators over other instate programs. Moore was forced to sit out the 2012 season when the Gators went 11-1 in the regular season and earned a berth in the Sugar Bowl.

Moore’s final regular season game comes on Saturday in Tallahassee when the Gators travel to face Florida State at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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