Philadelphia Eagles land a bona fide playmaker in Round 3.
The hope is that the Eagles will address this position in free agency but the reality is that they cannot fill every hole on the roster. According to Over the Cap, they are expected to have around $20 million in cap space. Even if the Eagles do spend on a notable wideout, Skyy Moore is hard to pass on at 83.
That’s great value for a guy who projects as the Elijah Moore if this year’s draft. Kaleb Eleby and Moore were one of the most fun quarterback-wide receiver duos to watch in college football over the past couple of seasons. Eleby throw some dots into tight windows and Moore surprisingly held onto the majority of them.
His twitch out of the slot is unbelievable. I feel safe saying that he might have one of the best if not the best release off of the line of scrimmage in college football. This is the type of player who turns quick slants and drag routes into big-time plays.
According to PFF, 534 of his 1,291 total yards came after the catch and he was tied for first in the country with 26 missed tackles forced. The level of competition will certainly be one of the concerns raised but Moore demonstrates the technique that will translate to the next level. One of his best performances came against an ACC opponent in Pitt. Like Pitre, I expect Moore to move up draft boards. Don’t be surprised if he is a second-round selection.
Moore will probably mostly play the slot in the NFL, but he also played the boundary X position for Western Michigan a decent amount of the time. He had some impressive film and numbers from that spot with eight contested catches out of 13 opportunities per PFF.
Look no further than this beautiful high point on a slightly underthrown 9-route via AJ Torres on Twitter. Don’t be surprised if he took some snaps as a flanker in addition to the slot at the next level and made a big impact there.