Can Moore hang on to spot as a reserve safety?
Safety Kamrin Moore was a member of the New York Giants all of last season, but played only seven defensive snaps in two games. That means we hardly got to know him, or anything about him.
Let’s try to change that today as we focus on Moore as part of our continuing effort to profile the 90 players the Giants will bring to training camp in July.
How he got here
Moore joined the Giants as a waiver claim as part of the Great Week 1 Roster Makeover right before the beginning of the 2018 season. A sixth-round pick by the New Orleans Saints in the 2018 NFL Draft, Moore didn’t make New Orleans’ final roster. He stuck with the Giants all season, but was inactive for all but two games.
Sean Chandler missed spring workouts with an undisclosed injury. Tre Boston remains a free agent. Antoine Bethea is entering his 14th season, and heading into a year where he will turn 35 shortly after training camp begins the Giants didn’t want to overextend him in spring practices.
That left extra snaps for Moore to try and impress the Giants’ coaching staff. He ended up even getting a few first-team snaps, meaning he either impressed the Giants or it was simply a case of someone having to take the reps and he was the player available.
Can Moore emerge as the backup free safety to Bethea? It certainly isn’t a good sign that Moore was cut by New Orleans as teams don’t like to cut draft picks.
Moore was a cornerback at Boston College and was moved to safety. Here are a couple of pre-2018 Draft scouting reports:
Moore gets the most from his ability and has the ball skills and awareness to line up in dime packages, preferably in a zone system where he faces the action.
Footwork is sound, his timed speed could be a concern but he does show quick closing speed and has been a solid contributor helping out against the run. Has a well-proportioned frame, great size and plays tough. His 2015 season was cut short due to a right leg injury (undisclosed), which he suffered playing the gunner on special teams. This is not an elite athlete by any means, however, he does possess the overall makeup to compete for a NFL roster spot, as a nickelback and special teams contributor.