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By switching to center, Grambling’s David Moore could thrive in Kansas City

29 Days of Draftmas continues with a Day 3 prospect who could benefit from a permanent position change.

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We continue our tradition of profiling an NFL Draft prospect every day in April, leading up to the NFL Draft on April 29th. Every day, you’ll get a prospect profile that includes how they would fit with the Kansas City Chiefs.

This offseason, the Chiefs have allowed starting center Austin Reiter to walk in free agency. Despite signing veteran Austin Blythe — and having third-year guard/center Nick Allegretti on the roster — they could be looking for a long-term answer in the draft.

David Moore, interior offensive line

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Practice Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

6’2” | 336 lbs | Grambling

Little Rock, AR

Expected draft range: Day three

Pro Day: 5.14 40-yard dash, vertical 27.5” jump, 105” broad jump, 4.87 short shuttle, 8.01 three cone

One-sentence bio: Participated in the 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl, where the opposing defensive line honored him as the event’s top offensive lineman.

One-sentence scouting report: Big, wide interior offensive lineman with a mean streak — a nasty finisher who also moves very well for his size.

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How he fits in Kansas City: In the Reese’s Senior Bowl, Moore significantly helped himself. His performance at center — a position he didnt play at Grambling — was impressive. It wasn’t that Moore looked poor when he played elsewhere. Instead, with the ball in his hands, he just looked more controlled in every aspect of his game. Playing at center, his grip and core strength were on full display, controlling defenders up front and getting himself clean when he needed to work up to the second level. A permanent transition could be in his best interest, helping his shorter body play with leverage from the snap of the ball.

Adding Moore’s wide frame to the middle of the offensive could provide the Chiefs with a stout, physical presence up front. He moves well for a man of his size, working up to the second level comfortably. He’s always looking to punish and finish defenders on the ground. Moore anchors well in pass protection — and once his hands are on you, it’s over. His best football is ahead of him — especially if he switches positions permanently.

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