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Kareem Moore

There will be plenty of talk about the trio of second-round picks the Skins selected in April, but I wanted to take a minute to touch on safety Kareem Moore. He's someone who plays a position of obvious need, where immediately playing time is hardly out of the question, and he's also been in the news a little bit because of his absence from mini camp in early May.

I've received several emails about him recently and how he was injured, so I exchanged emails with his agent, Jeremy Sanders, on the topic. Here's what Jeremy had to say:

"Kareem injured his knee ironically while participating in a college all-star game in early Feb. We did not know the status of his knee at the time, so he started the game and played well. We later learned the extent of his injury and he had a scope performed on the knee about a week after the all-star game. He then rehabbed for a few weeks and performed all drills during two pro days, one at Ole Miss and another at Nicholls State. Scouts knew of his injury and could see he was performing well even after the knee was scoped a few weeks prior to the workouts.

"Kareem was widely considered the best safety in the south region during his senior year. The Redskins knew of his prior knee scope but could definitely see his upside. (Several other teams were equally as interested). So after he was drafted, the Redskins had him examined by the team doctor in Alabama. The doctor determined that he should have a second scope to fix the knee completely. The Redskins know that he is a player that can help the team immediately so they wanted the doctor to scope the knee asap. I think the scope took place the day after the draft ended.

"He is rehabbing now and hopes to be at full speed by the start of training camp. The doctor is expecting a full recovery and the knee will be stronger through this process.

"The Redskins made a great move by getting a player of Kareem's ability in the 6th round. He has the ability to be a starter for the team this year. He has great ability and is a great person as well. I think the fans in Washington will see this."

The Redskins will need some of their second day picks to be players - and in some cases provide cherished depth immediately - and missing the entire off season won
S work in the youngster's favor, but he's someone to keep an eye on once camp opens in July.

By Jason La Canfora  |  May 26, 2008; 9:00 AM ET
 
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