Under-the-Radar Prospects: UCLA CB Fabian Moreau
One player whose name has been starting to catch some buzz: UCLA CB Fabian Moreau. During the East West Shrine game, Eagles’ Vice President of player personnel, Joe Douglas, even had a quick conversation with Moreau.
With the CB position showing a ton of depth this year, it’s not normal to find a CB playing in the East West Shrine game pushing for Day 1 buzz. However, this just goes to show you what kind of talent this CB draft class is bringing to the table.
The Bruins cornerback had a solid 2016 season coming off a lisfranc injury in 2015, Moreau recorded 32 tackles, with 10 pass breakups. The 6-foot, 205-pound corner started all 12 games this season, and was even named honorable mention All-Pac-12 by the coaches.
The former-RB-turned-CB has flashed quick twitch ability, very fluid hips in space. Moreau shows a ton of patience and does a sound job in press man and in zone coverage. Teams looking for scheme versatile CB will definitely like his skill-set.
While still raw, Moreau shows a ton of upside as a prospect, but already has the length, athleticism and physical tools that teams can work with. It’s been said, that he could push for a day 1 selection, but I’d take a shot on him in the 2nd to 3rd range. The combine should give us a better idea of what kind of athleticism he’s working with, but he could definitely improve his stock with a strong showing.