WR Western Michigan 5-9 195 JR #24
GRADE: 83 OVR RANK: 66 POS RANK: 10
ARM LENGTH: 31”//HAND SIZE: 10 ¼”//40YD: 4.41 (93%)//10YD: 1.46 (100%)
VJ: 34 ½” (55%)//BJ: 10’05” (85%)//BP: 15 (69%)//SS: 4.32 (44%)//3C: 7.13 (37%)
Projection: Starting Slot WR that you can win with. Could be versatile in a game and line up outside but shouldn’t play outside full-time. Early Round 2 ~ GrindingTheMocks.com
Ravens Fit: The Ravens have a slot WR in Devin Duvernay but he hasn’t yet turned into the guy this offense needs in the slot. Moore is one of several WR, likely available on Day 2, who could be an upgrade. Moore would bring the same elite speed and dynamism that Duvernay brings, and has similarly impressive hands. But Moore is more refined in his ability to separate at the top of his routes with technique and has a far more varied release package than Duvernay at this point in his career. Moore will be a long-time slot WR for someone – it may as well be the Ravens. He’s tough guy with some play strength to him as well.
Overall Fit 4/5
They play him mostly outside but also in the slot and as a general weapon
Before the Catch
He has a varied release package and is excellent off the line of scrimmage. When he faces press, he is able to use his foot speed and explode off either foot with a variety of moves to put the defender immediately in trail. His acceleration is by far his best athletic trait and he is able to quickly get off the line using a speed release or a single move. When facing a jam at the line he has physicality and play strength that belies his size. He has excellent technique with his hands including very good accuracy, timing and placement, but most of all, patience. He has a variety of moves he can use with his hands, all executed as part of a sophisticated plan. When executing a space release he is able utilize foot fires and power skips to close the space before converting to one of his effective releases. Against longer CBs with better play strength, he can be run to the sideline somewhat and kept off the red-line but he will compete and win his fair share of reps.
Against Off/Bail coverage, his acceleration is on show again as he eats up cushion at an alarming rate for the defender and attacks leverage. At the break-point he wins with processing, technique and athletic ability. His technique on different breaks is very good. His two-step breaks barely take two steps, he can decelerate remarkably quickly form high speed on square cuts, and he easily makes the 90 degree transition for speed cuts in two yards. His most dangerous cut though is his bam step for slants or corners and posts. He will attack vertically with lean, sell the go route through his stem, before the head fake and elbow jam to turn his hips finishes the DB. On all breaks, his acceleration out of the break is elite. If a DB with good play strength has pressed him and can use his hands to disrupt at the break-point, he won’t always be able to fight through it and create separation.
The Catch and after the Catch
He has soft and natural hands when catching the football. By far and away his most effective route, the slant, necessitates him having courage and concentration to go over the middle amidst traffic and to adjust his hands, with manual dexterity to all different types of ball thrown while he is on the run. He adjusts well to all and catches outside of his frame. He also has nice body control and adjust to the ball on deep throws and on the sideline. He tracks the ball well over his shoulder and can catch at full extension with his fingers. He is effective in gaining YAC, mostly with his acceleration and change of direction but he also demonstrates physical toughness and play strength as an open-field runner, running through arm tackles and lowering his shoulder.
Crazy acceleration allows him to win consistently in all phases of the route. Also technically refined with his release package and separation quickness. Great hands, good YAC.
JR: 125 Tgts, 94 Recs, 1291 Rec Yards (13.7 Ave), 10 Rec TDs FR: 86 Tgts, 51 Recs, 802 Rec yards (15.7 Ave), 3 Rec TDs