Found May 05, 2013 on
Thoughts from the Dark Side:
When the Raiders took Sio Moore with the 66th overall pick in the 2013 draft, former Raiders player and Hall of Famer Willie Brown, who was announcing for the Raiders, gave the pick as “Sio Moore, linebacker, Connecticut.”
You can watch the video of the selection, here.
However, Moore is not just a linebacker. UConn, who boasted a strong defense in 2012, used him as a defensive end at times, too. He is a very versatile player and Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver will be able to use that versatility in a number of different ways.
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie acknowledged that they will use Moore in a variety of positions. When he was asked, right close after the draft ended, about the pass-rush needs, he said, “We think the third-round pick, Sio, can come off the edge a bit.”
Looking at this tape, it does appear that Moore can not only come off the edge but also can play either of the outside linebacker positions well. Here is what the tape shows for the Ra...
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According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the Giants will bring in free agent linebacker Aaron Curry for a visit.
Curry has been a bust since being drafted by the Seahawks with the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft. He last played for the Raiders, but was cut back in November.
The biggest reason Curry’s career has gone down hill is because of chronic knee issues.
Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that free agent LB Aaron Curry will visit with the Giants Thursday.
The Giants are looking for some additional help at linebacker, but according Vacchiano’s source, Curry has drawn interest of “several NFL teams.”
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