Worst Bears Draft Picks of All-Time: Joe Moore

Who?  Hell, we barely know either.  RB Joe Moore was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 1971 Draft... the same Draft that produced Pro Bowler Jack Tatum at #19, and Hall Of Famers Jack Youngblood at #20, Jack Ham at #34, and Dan Dierdorf at #43.

Here's a snippet from the University Of Missouri Athletic Site:

The running back from St. Louis holds Missouri's single-season rushing mark - 1,312 yards in 1969, and was MU's career leading rusher for 10 years. As a senior in 1970, he was one of the nation's leading rushers with 610 yards through five games when he was felled by a shoulder injury. He had eleven 100-yard performances in his career, still the best by any Mizzou running back.

I suppose his selection was considered solid at the time when you factor in his college credentials.  But he went on to only play for 2 years in the NFL, both with the Bears, and the 87 attempts for 281 yards wasn't very good.  Also he never crossed the goal line.  Add in his 5 receptions for 39 yards and it's still not very good.  He did return a punt for no yards...  I think I'm making it worse...

If anyone actually saw Moore play, please give us your scouting report.

We've already looked at Cade McNown and Curtis Enis.

Stay tuned for more Bears Draft busts, coming soon...


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