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DraftNasty spotlights SF 49ers 3rd Round pick Tarvarius Moore: ‘Throw some Moore’

Former Southern Miss defensive back Tarvarius Moore went from an unheralded first-year starter to third round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2018 NFL Draft (95th overall).  His combination of speed (4.3, 40-yd) and movement ability could eventually land him a spot as a cover safety in the team’s schemes.  It wouldn’t be out of the question for them to even give him time at the cornerback spot.  We go deep inside his game in our video spotlight on the former Golden Eagle.

DraftNasty’s Under the Radar, Vol. III: Anthony Wint 6’0 224 (E) LB FIU

Strengths: Durable. Smart. Lines people up. Communicates in the pre-snap. Brings major hip explosion to the table. Squats over 600 lbs. Attacks FBs and hammers the ball back to teammates. Downhill player. Fills his gap control with little hesitation if covered up by a three-technique DT. Strong wrap tackler. He flows over the top to replace LBs who’ve abandoned gap control.  Absolutely deposits crossing routes if he can get an indicator off the QB’s indicators (UCF ’15). Comes with absolute force on trail blitz concepts (TFL, UCF ’15). Sticks his foot in the dirt to drive forward out of his pass drops. Closes distances quickly on his inside-out breaks to the sidelines. Tracks plays laterally (Temple ’17). When in pursuit, he’ll unload as a hitter to rock WRs (Marshall ’17).

Weaknesses: Size. Has always used too much shoulder when stacking to shed OL (North Texas ’14). This extended into 2015, when he would attempt to shed OL climbing up to him. Size becomes a detriment when OGs come off late on him. Average contact balance. Overruns some tackles. Took some poor angles sliding vs. outside runs (MT, Marshall ’17-TD). He can occasionally look stiff flipping his hips as a curl-hook defender. Missed three games in 2014 due to a left knee injury. Missed one game in 2017 (Tulane) due to injury.

Other Notes:

  • Attended Homestead HS (Fla.) and was a 2nd Team All-Dade County Class 6A selection in 2013
  • 1st Team All-Dade County as a wrestler (113-25 record in career)
  • 2014 (9 sts, C-USA All-Freshman, Honorable mention All-C-USA): 48 tackles, ½ TFL, FF, FR
  • 13 tackles vs. Indiana on 9/12/15
  • 2015 (2nd Team All-C-USA): 88 tackles, ½ QB sack, 5.5 TFLs, 2 FRs, INT and 2 PBUs
  • 9 tackles, 2 TFLs vs. Maryland on 9/9/16
  • 2016 (12 sts, 2nd Team All-C-USA): 108 tackles, ½ QB sack, 6.5 TFLs, 2 FFs, FR and one PBU
  • 2017 (2nd Team All-C-USA): 92 tackles, ½ QB sack, 8 TFLs, 3 FRs, 2 PBUs
  • Career Stats: 45 games, 336 tackles, 1.5 QB sacks, 20.5 TFLs, 3 FFs, 7 FRs, INT and 5 PBUs

Summary: Wint may lack for what you’re asking for in man coverage but it is an area he can improve upon in the next couple of years. His explosion, instincts and play speed are all top-notch. We feel this is a player who will help immediately on any special teams unit as a core player. His size is a weakness, but his football intelligence has gotten better over time.

DraftNasty’s Grade: 5.431 (4th Round)

Editor’s Note: DraftNasty’s grades on players are compiled from our eight identifying characteristics and do not constitute a draft projection.

DraftNasty’s Under the Radar, Vol. I: Thomas Owens 6’1 198 (E) WR FIU

Strengths: Body control. Long strider who builds to speed. Adjusts over the wrong shoulder to make tough catches (UCF ’16). He finds a way to win on jump balls through positioning and upper body strength (Tulane ’17-Nickerson; Minter-MTSU ’17). The team moves him both inside and outside in their schemes. No false steps off the ball in his two-point stance if uncovered. Accelerates into slant routes with a controlled straight-stem.  Exhibits nice patience on deep stops outside the numbers. Makes the low-ball scoop snags near the ground. Extends his inside arm to overpower CBs in press coverage (P.I. vs. Jackson, Marshall ’17).  Has won on slant-and-go routes in the RZ (TD, Marshall ’17).

Weaknesses: Does not impress going in to crack block on safeties (Marshall ’17). Allowed a skinny post to slip through his hands vs. Old Dominion in 2014. Covers just five yards in his first four steps. Displays limited energy setting up post-corners as an X-WR. Questionable long gear on nine routes. Sinking at the top of his routes has been an issue dating back to 2014.  Fails to consistently come back downhill for the ball (UCF ’16-PBU, Killings). Knee injury cut short his 2017 campaign.He’s made questionable decisions blocking back towards his GL (clip, UCF ’16). Will run the stutter-and-go outside the numbers (as an X-WR) but does not re-accelerate into the second portion of the pattern.

Other Notes:

  • Attended Atlantic Community HS (Fla.) and played football/basketball
  • Averaged 12.6 PPG in basketball at the prep level
  • 9 receptions for 166 yards vs. Indiana on 9/12/15
  • 2015 (12 sts): 51 catches for 638 yards (12.5 YPR) and 8 TDs
  • 11 catches for 148 yards and 2 TDs vs. Charlotte on 10/15/16
  • 2016 (12 sts, Honorable mention All-C-USA): 47 catches for 652 yards (13.9 YPR) and 7 TDs
  • 11 catches for 162 yards and one TD vs. MTSU on 10/7/17
  • 2017 (9 gms, 1st Team All-C-USA): 59 catches for 887 yards (15 YPR) and 6 TDs
  • Career Stats: 40 games, 157 receptions for 2,177 yards (13.9 YPR) and 21 TDs; One TD pass; 11.4 yds/PR


Summary: Owens did not receive a combine invite and he will have to make up for it on his Pro Day. His speed is a question mark entering the postseason. We were impressed with the physicality he showed as a runner after the catch. Look no further than the Middle Tennessee State game as a senior to observe how relentlessly he attacks the football down the field. His tenacity as a blocker was up-and-down for the most part in the film viewed, but it is an area that has improved over the course of his career. The Panthers ranked No. 1 at the FBS level in Red Zone efficiency in 2017. A big part of the reason was Owens’ ability to draw coverage in their balanced attack. He finished his career with 21 touchdown grabs. He has late-round value if he can clear the medical checks on his knee by NFL teams.

DraftNasty’s Grade: 5.082 (5th Round)

Editor’s Note: DraftNasty’s grades on players are compiled from our eight identifying characteristics and do not constitute a draft projection.