The NFL dream has been fulfilled for the second Western Michigan Bronco in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Broncos’ offensive tackle Jaylon Moore was selected by the San Francisco 49ers as the 155th selection of fifth round. He joins former teammate D’Wayne Eskridge as Western Michigan alumni to hear their names called this weekend.
The 6’4”, 311 pound lineman started three years and 32 games at left tackle Kalamazoo. Moore anchored the offensive line for a top 10 scoring offense in 2020 and paved the way for running back LeVante Bellamy to lead the FBS in rushing touchdowns in 2019. He was selected as a Second Team All-MAC honoree for the second time in his career and wound up securing a Senior Bowl berth after a tremendous 2020 campaign.
At the Senior Bowl, Moore was tested in a myriad of positions, ranging from left tackle to right tackle to left guard. He won numerous battles in the trenches against the top linemen prospects in the 2021 Draft which allowed him to rise on the radar of teams like the 49ers.
Moore joins a San Francisco offensive line that recently dealt with the retirement of 6-time Pro Bowler and Central Michigan alum Joe Staley. He will learn under two established tackles in Trent Williams and 2018 first round pick Mike McGlinchey. Moore’s versatility will also allow him to work at the guard positions, which are currently manned by former first-round selection Laken Tomlinson and 2019 sixth round pick Justin Skule.
The Detroit native is the fourth Western Michigan offensive lineman drafted since 2016, joining Willie Beavers as well as former teammates Taylor Moton and Chukwuma Okorafor, in that designation.
For our full draft profile on Jaylon Moore, click here.