UCLA alum Rahim Moore, who started every game at free safety during his three years (2008-10) with the Bruin football program, will be profiled on NFL Network on Thursday, March 17 at 3:00 PM PT.
Moore will be featured during the "First Draft" segment on NFL Network's Path to the Draft, which airs Monday-Friday at 3:00 PM PT up until the NFL Draft on April 28-30.
Below is a video link to the profile and select quotes:
On playing football"
"When I'm on that field, I feel like all of the trials and tribulations I've been through, they're all just out of my head and I feel free. I feel like I'm in heaven."
On what type of player he is:
"A physical player, a hard-nosed player. A guy that is going to give you 105% every play. I'm going everywhere that ball is. I tell all of my teammates 'Meet me at the ball, because if you look to your left and your right, Rahim is going to be somewhere in that picture right by that ball.' If it leaks out, I'm picking it off. If it's in the air, I'm going to get it. If somebody has it, I'm going to get him down, I'm going to hit him. That's my style of play."
On Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed:
"Ed Reed is my favorite athlete of all-time. He's my mentor as well. He plays the game exactly as how it's supposed to be played. To watch him play and to be able to have conversations with him and learn some things from him, it makes me want to talk to the guy every day."
Path to the Draft features exclusive news reports, one-on-one interviews, mock drafts and player rankings, and includes analysts such as Mike Mayock, Charles Davis and Michael Lombardi.
Finally, Moore is rated the No. 1 safety according to Mayock, whose complete list can be seen here: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81dd8ff0/article/underclassmen-prevalent-among-top-five-per-position