Rahim Moore in Pewter and Red?

Raheem Moore could be a big addition.

Rahim Moore, the top safety on almost every one’s draft boards out of UCLA, interviewed on NFL Total Access with Michael Lombardi, Bucky Brooks, and Scott Hanson during the 1st of April. Unless you were already a fan of Rahim Moore like I am, many won’t find this interview all that entertaining. The interview consisted of his likes, his NFL idol (Ed Reed), and his draft experience, to sum it up. But during the part about his draft experience, he was asked “Who is the most Interesting coach you’ve met?”

One coach I felt really connected with was Lions coach Jim Schwartz. I told him I didn’t want to leave the meeting because I liked talking to him. He was very genuine. I would not mind working my tail off for a coach like him. Rex Ryan was phenomenal. I love Raheem Morris; he’s so down to earth. It was also an honor to meet Lovie Smith.

Well let’s look at the facts- 1) He’s the top safety on most draft boards. 2) He was a two-time All-American and a two-time first-team Pac-10 safety at UCLA. And 3) He wants to mimic his game after Ed Reed and even compares it to Reed’s already. What team in the entire league can’t use an Ed Reed-type player? Even the Ravens want another Ed Reed type player!

Yes, there’s always a chance he might flop and be a bust. But he really sold me on himself after being asked “How important is it for you to be a first-round pick?”

“I mean this in the most humble way, but there aren’t 32 guys in the draft who are better than me to where I couldn’t be a first-round pick”

Now that’s confidence folks, and if it’s one thing I like, it’s a player with confidence. The potential first rounder didn’t stop there though. The very next question, he was asked if he thinks he is the best safety in this draft, and he started his response with crediting the other safeties and ended it with:

I mean this in the most humble way, but I’m special.

So sure we need a DE, we might need a corner, and probably a few LBs to pursue first in the draft. Plus, although we need depth at the safety position, Cody Grimm and Sean Jones did a good enough job last year for me to be comfortable at that position. Comfortable enough to fill other needs on the team first.

The thing is, he may have made some type of connection with our coach. And if Raheem Morris thinks he found an Ed Reed -type player, I highly doubt he will pass on him. Would you? Because I wouldn’t.

You can never have enough playmakers on a team.

Topics: Bucs, Draft, NFL, Raheem Moore, Raheem Morris, UCLA

Want more from The Pewter Plank?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.
  • Matthew Levanduski

    Just because this guy wants to be like Ed Reed does not make him the next Ed Reed. Most likely he will be gone before we pick in the second, and there is no way he is coming to us in the first round.

  • Yansen Cakrasenjaya

    i never implied he was going to be the next ed reed. i simply said, if raheem thinks he is, then i have all the faith in the world he knows what he’s talking about. and highly will/should consider him.

  • Mike J.

    Contrary to what we keep reading in different websites’ mockers etc., I don’t think safety is a huge comcern.I like Grimm/Lynch at weak, & I think Asante was a steal & will nail down the SS spot(if we ever have camp).
    Getting Jackson back will be lagniappe, if it happens. But he won’t be able to play until about mid-October, best-case scenario.
    This is by all accounts one of the worst safety classes in years, and these guys will be forced up and taken too soon, just like the QBs.