Florida State fans nearly lost it when they found out another cornerback transfer was coming in on scholarship.
Fear not fanatics, Brandon Moore has game and brings more competition to the room. Moore transfers over from the University of Central Florida and should jump right into the battle at boundary corner. Something I won’t write up in the scout portion but will mention is he acted as team captain from the scout team last season.
FSU had bad technique and poor physicality in press situations last year, and we saw that weakness come into play in every game last season. As you can see in the video below, Moore has no problem with press technique and prefers playing physically at the line.
Good press corners can be tough to find and help a team without an elite pass rush. Check the hands and punch from Moore, staying in contact down the field, and then locating the football as it’s in the air. This is what you want from a boundary corner.
We all know how bad run fits and tackling were from the secondary last year. Well just take a look because I have no words.
Well, except, nice.
When is the last time you saw an FSU defensive back undercut a route?
Check the route recognition and understanding where the ball is going. With #1 working deep and #2 in the flat Moore knows he has help over the top so he can be aggressive against #1. It plays out and Moore puts himself in a position to intercept the ball. I love seeing intelligence at play.