Former Kansas State cornerback Joshua Moore heard his name called in the fifth round of the NFL Draft today.
The 5-foot-11, 188-pound defender, who left school early as a junior, is headed to the Chicago Bears as the 141st overall selection.
During his junior season with the Wildcats, Moore was the team's top overall cornerback. His 64 tackles ranked second on the squad, and his 13 pass break ups and two interceptions helped K-State's defense improve dramatically.
No other K-State player was chosen. But Moore is excited, and ready, to start playing at the next level.
"First of all, I would like to thank Coach Lovie Smith and his staff, the McCaskey family and everyone who drafted me and gave me the chance to be a Chicago Bear. Defensively, I feel I can come in and contribute anywhere the coaches need me to. Defense, special teams, I have to come in and contribute right away." (more…)