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Western Michigan offensive lineman Jaylon Moore was picked by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2021 NFL draft on Saturday.
A 6-foot-4, 311-pounder out of Detroit Consortium Prep was originally recruited as a tight end in the class of 2016. He then moved to defensive line and eventually settle on the offensive line, starting all 13 games in 2018 as a redshirt sophomore.
He was named an All-MAC second team selection each of the last two seasons.
"He's a guy I think can absolutely play inside at guard at the next level," ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay said after Saturday's pick. "He was a tackle, but you'll kick him inside to guard."
Moore is the second Bronco to go in this year's draft. Teammate D'Wayne Eskridge was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round on Friday.
"I still think he's better at pass protection than he is in the run game. I'd like to see him be a better finisher, but he does a really good job at his size, without being an elite athlete, of using his hands in pass protection," McShay said.
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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Jaylon Moore (Western Michigan) drafted by San Francisco 49ers