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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Michael Moore, DE, University of Virginia

University of Virginia defensive lineman Mike Moore is a high motored defensive lineman
University of Virginia defensive lineman Michael Moore is a high motored defensive lineman

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name? 

Michael Moore

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’3 269

What is your position? 

Defensive End/ Linebacker/ Defensive Tackle

Where do you play college football? 

University of Virginia 

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field? 

During the season go do hospital visits, and boys and girl club 

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?


Where are you from? 


Who is your role model, and why? 

Dad. Great football player who is humble 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 


Did you play any other positions in football? 

Linebacker and Defensive Tackle 

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Versatility and smart

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look for offensive lineman’s weaknesses and how they get beat 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Notre Dame’s offensive line 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why? 

Michael Bennett because his versatility at his position and being able to go inside 

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

Going into college and not playing right away. I sat down and told muskeg to get better and my time would come and threw my anger away.  

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Take a shower hours before the game 

mike moore1What is your biggest strength? 

Always play up to talent 

What is your biggest weakness? 

Can sometimes let fatigue get to me.  

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say? 

I would say that I will help you win a Super Bowl because I can bring versatility to your D-Line and I cause no trouble 

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up? 

Ravens Defense 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose? 

My Dad, Ray Lewis and Michael Strahan

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

A home

Rapid Answers:

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