WR Denarius Moore (Tennessee), who posted an eye-popping 4.37 40-yard dash time during his school’s pro day, has more visits coming up with NFL teams.
He was scheduled previously for a visit with the New York Giants and is scheduled for visits with the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers for this week, a source confirmed. Moore worked out for the Atlanta Falcons in recent weeks.
Moore (5-11 ½, 194) also ran well during February’s NFL Scouting Combine (4.43, 4.45 40’s).
“Intrigued by Tenn WR Moore. Vertically explosive. Wide catching radius. Questions re: lateral explosion and quickness out of breaks,” NFL Films’ Greg Cosell said via his Twitter account.
The Dolphins are looking for speed at wide receiver.
"Where we haven't done it is down the field with the big play. With us, (WR) Brian (Hartline) was at the time (of his injury) the highest average guy,” Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano said recently during the NFL owners meetings. "(WR) Brandon (Marshall) brings great productivity to the position and can be a guy that can catch a little one and go long or catch the long one. In fairness to those guys, we need to advance the ball down the field better. And that's something we've been working on this offseason ourselves."
Pittsburgh’s interest in Moore is surprising since they are seemingly in good shape at the position.
Moore, who spent time the night before his pro day with the Baltimore Ravens, is expected to go off the board in rounds 3-4 in April’s NFL Draft.
“It was just us coming in and getting a game plan to see what the weaknesses were and using it to our advantage. Double-moves, go routes, getting them biting on short routes and then coaches trusting the players to make the plays,” Moore said during February’s NFL Scouting Combine about his production during his senior season.
Moore became one of Division-1’s best deep threats last season with an per catch average of 20.9.