Sep 29, 2012; East Hartford, CT, USA; Connecticut Huskies linebacker Sio Moore (3) during the first half of a game against the Buffalo Bulls at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders: Third Round Selection Sio Moore Calls Himself “Best Linebacker in Draft”

It’s one thing to have confidence in yourself, but it’s another thing to call yourself the best at what you do. Especially when you were a third round selection that was picked by a 4-12 team.

Oakland Raiders’ third round selection (66th overall) Sio Moore claimed that he was the “best linebacker in the draft,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. 

Last season Moore earned All-Big East first-team honors, recording 72 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and 11 pass breakups for UConn.

“Disciplined linebacker who follows through on his assignments and maintains his gap responsibilities prevent cutbacks,” says’s scouting report. “Also a solid tackler, able to break down and securely wrap the ballcarrier’s torso or leg for minimal yards after the catch.”

“The Raiders are getting a pissed-off linebacker,” Moore said, frustrated that he had to wait until the third round to have his name called. “No one will outwork me.”



Tags: 2013 NFL Draft Oakland Raiders Sio Moore

  • Joe InMaryland

    Don’t start talking $hit until you get into a game. So either shut up or put up. Let’s see what you’ve got.

  • Bob Yost

    My favorite part of this is:
    “No one will outwork me.” That tells me all I need to know about Sio Moore!

  • BigJazzy

    If Dog can’t Bark in his own back yard he will have to be a SORRY DOG !!!! I’m impress with Sio Confidence in himself We Need someone like him to be a Strong presence in the Locker Room

  • Marc Wright

    you gotta love this kid cut open his wrist and watch the black and silver come right out Raider Nation baby!!!!