Skyy Moore NFL Draft Profile
Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 195 pounds
School: Western Michigan
Skyy Moore 2022 NFL Draft Profile
After spending the past three seasons at Western Michigan, wide receiver Skyy Moore skipped his final year of eligibility to declare for the 2022 NFL Draft. Moore is coming off yet another dominant season, finishing the year with 94 receptions on 135 targets for 1,283 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Moore originally joined the college football ranks as a three-star recruit out of Pennsylvania. Signing with Western Michigan, the wideout immediately made an impact on the offense as a true freshman. Appearing in 13 games, Moore finished the 2019 campaign with 51 receptions for 802 yards and three touchdowns. Moore only played five games in 2020, but he made them count, recording 25 receptions for 388 yards and three touchdowns while on the field.
- Ankle-breaking agility as a route runner and in the open field;
- Was the entire offense – 36% target share as a Junior;
- Contributed from Day 1 – always been productive;
- Per PFF, led the nation in forced missed tackles;
- Variety of releases against press means he could play outside.
- Faced weak competition – unclear how he’ll do against high-caliber players;
- Only a short-yardage threat – deep and intermediate routes need work;
- Doesn’t take the sharpest angles on his out routes;
- Small catch radius shows up on inaccurate targets;
- Unlikely to be a contested catch winner against better competition.
NFL Comparison: Jarvis Landry
Projection: Round 2
Bottom Line on Skyy Moore
If Skyy Moore looks as good against NFL competition as he did against Western Michigan’s competition, then he’ll be an absolute steal in the second round. The wideout might just be the shiftiest player in the draft, as defenders simply can’t get a hand on him when he has the ball in his hands. Even when they do, Moore has the lower-body power to charge through arm tackles and pick up those hard to earn yards after the catch.
It’s this ability that allowed him to lead the nation in forced missed tackles and make him essentially Western Michigan’s entire passing offense. Additionally, while his 5′-10″, 195-pound frame will probably keep him in the slot most of the time, his varied release package off the line means that he could play outside with moderate success.
The biggest red flag with Moore is the unknowns about his level of competition. If you’ve ever been to a G-league basketball game, you know that fringe NBA talents look like sure-fire Hall of Famers against lesser competition. That same concept holds true for Moore, who didn’t exactly go up against the Legion of Boom on a weekly basis. The transition from college to the NFL is hard for any rookie, but Moore in particular is going to struggle with this change.
Even if Moore can successfully handle the transition, there are still a few flaws on his tape. While he’s untouchable on short routes, he lacks that same refinement when working in the deep and intermediate parts of the field. Additionally, he doesn’t have the best catch radius, and I’d be surprised if his 61.5% contested catch rate will translate to the NFL with his current build.
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