Chargers Host First-Day Safety Prospect

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Scout.com's Chris Steuber has confirmed a first-day safety prospect visited the San Diego Chargers this week. Read the details inside.

Scout.com Draft Analyst Chris Steuber has verified Missouri safety William Moore visited the Chargers earlier this week. Moore was contacted by Steuber on Thursday when he was at the San Diego Airport preparing for a flight back to Missouri.

This is not the first time the Chargers have shown interest in Moore, also meeting with him at the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine.

In Indianapolis, Moore convinced the Chargers he knows what it takes to be a complete safety.

"It's all around, as far as being physical, having great hands, and a safety is the quarterback of the defense, so you have to know your assignments," Moore said.

"You have to be smart on the field. You can't know just one specific thing. You have to have a smart football IQ; you have to know everyone's position on the field."

Moore was a statistical monster at Missouri. As a junior in 2007, he posted 117 tackles and eight interceptions. Those numbers dropped to 86 tackles and one interception during his senior season, when he suffered a foot injury in the season opener and struggled to shake the side effects.

Nonetheless, he showed great resiliency by playing through the pain.

"It was my senior season," Moore explained. "I'm one of those types of guys who try to lead by example."

The Chargers have a glaring need at strong safety. Last year's starter, Clinton Hart, failed to collect an interception in 2008 and gave up countless big plays. Hart's backups, Steve Gregory and Paul Oliver, lack the bulk to play in the box.

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