Philadelphia Eagles 2021 Big Ten-only and 3-round NFL mock draft

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2. player. 848. . . . Rondale Moore, RB/WR, Purdue

A team that is always talking about ‘positionless players’ and guys that can help out on offense will love an opportunity to draft someone with Rondale Moore‘s versatility. He doesn’t possess a massive stature. He’s five-foot-nine and weighs 180 pounds, meaning he’s two inches taller than Boston Scott but also about two inches shorter and 30 pounds lighter than Miles Sanders if anyone’s interested.

That means that you worry about him getting annihilated by a linebacker or safety (especially if Carson Wentz sails one over his head that’s supposed to go in his direction), but that 4.4-second speed is hard to ignore. He’s probably a wide receiver at the next level even though the Purdue Boilermakers have used him as some sort of receiver and tailback hybrid for much of his run in Indiana.

By the time the ‘Birds’ are ready to make their second-round selection, if we’re speaking of Big Ten talent only, other playmakers like Ohio State’s Chris Olave figure to be off of the board which makes Moore an interesting conversation piece. He might really be a Day 3 guy, but who knows how these things work. His selection also makes sense for a ‘Birds’ team that could part ways with DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, and maybe, JJ Arcega-Whiteside.

Can you imagine an Eagles offense that could somehow maximize the talents of Adrian Killins, Miles Sanders, Marquise Goodwin, Travis Fulgham, John Hightower, Quez Watkins, and Jalen Reagor? That one might be a sight for sore eyes in Philly.