After making a trade earlier in the 2nd Round, the Denver Broncos waited a little longer than expected to make their initial pick on Day 2 of the 2011 NFL Draft, but when the time finally came the Broncos addressed a huge need.
With an aging secondary, the Broncos went out and got a solid safety prospect - Rahim Moore from UCLA. The pick, announced by Broncos legend Shannon Sharpe, brought tears to the eyes of Moore who remained in New York despite falling to the middle of the 2nd Round.
Moore left UCLA after his junior season. He led the nation in interceptions in 2009 with 10, and while he may need some work against the run, Moore loves contact and is a ready-made player in coverage.
Dan Kadar from Mocking The Draft had this to say about Moore:
The worst thing you can do judging Rahim Moore is look at his measurables and 2010 stat line. Everyone should know that UCLA used Moore closer to the line of scrimmage in 2010 than in 2009. It's true, Moore is better against the pass, but he's good enough against the run. Against the pass, Moore can be a star. He's better than any safety in this class, so it's a smart move for Denver to get Moore.
Is there a better situation for a talented young safety than to be in the same locker room with Brian Dawkins? I don't think so.