Mewelde Moore Scouting Report

Running back Mewelde Moore has broken a number of school and league records, but he does have some limitations. Find out with TFY Draft Preview thinks of one of the Vikings' fourth-round draft picks.

Name: Mewelde Moore School: Tulane Year: 4Sr
Ht: 5-10.5 Wt: 209 40: 4.68 Pos: RB

Bio: Leaves Tulane with setting 24 school records and seven league records. Posted 185/915/5 carrying the ball, also catching 39/408/4. Started the first nine games of the 2003 season before being shelved with a broken bone in his left hand. Junior totals were 288/1,138/6 on the ground with 52/545/3 as a receiver. Had career numbers as a sophomore totaling 262/1,421/8 as a ball carrier and 65/756/7 as a pass catcher when he gained All American acknowledgement. Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2000 when he started seven games and posted 174/890/2 on the ground and caught 33/350/1.

Pos: Quick, versatile ball handler perfectly suited for a West Coast offense. Instinctive carrying the ball, immediately finds the running lanes and quickly gets through the open spots on the field. Also patient, waits for blocks to develop and works his runs. Elusive and slides off defenders displaying the abilities to create yardage if nothing is available. Tough on the inside, drives up the field and works to finish runs. Natural pass catcher possessing soft hands with the ability to turn the short screen pass into a long gainer. Viable receiving threat down the field. Quick footed in all aspects of his game.

Neg: Cannot take a consistent pounding on the inside and rarely picks up yardage off initial contact. More quick than fast and cannot run to daylight or turn the corner with regularity.

Analysis: The "go-to guy" for the Tulane offense since his freshman year, Moore is a competitive prospect that can fill a variety of roles at the next level. Pass-catching skills are such that he could effectively be lined up in the slot as a third receiver. The type of skill player that can have specific plays drawn up for his abilities at the next level.

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