Rondale Moore, WR/Purdue
Two words: Excellent pick. Sure, Moore has his flaws, such as being injury-prone. He’s only appeared in seven games over the past two seasons. However, his production has literally been off the charts.
How many receivers snag 35 receptions in just 3 games? Moore is a rare commodity that can produce like this. He’s short, but rather stocky for his stature. He runs crisp routes and obviously gets open often. Despite his collegiate YPC indicating he’s a possession receiver (7.7 YPC in 2020), don’t let it fool you. The guy can beat the fastest defensive backs in the NFL.
I honestly didn’t think Keim would have considered Moore because of his injury history and since he displays similar traits to second-round bust, Andy Isabella. In fact, I wrote about it in a previous post.
Overall, Moore is an excellent pickup. Yes, he will draw attention away from DeAndre Hopkins. Yes, he can step in and fill the WR2 role at least from the slot if free agent signee A.J. Green flops. And yes, his presence will even help out our splash receiver, Christian Kirk.
Grade – A: Moore may be small and injury-prone. But he plays much larger than his size. He produced since he arrived on campus in 2018 and even torched NFL-caliber defenses, such as against Ohio State, routinely. If Moore stays healthy, he can turn into a Steve Smith/Wes Welker type of receiver.