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Drafted By: Ravens
  • Round 4
  • Pick 9
  • Overall 107

Combine Results

Grade
5.23 ?
  • 4.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 10 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 37.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 130.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.76 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.20 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.37 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Baltimore had a need at WR and Moore, who averaged over 22 yds/rec over his last 2 seasons, is a big play weapon. He has a limited route tree now, but they'll want him running under Flacco's downfield throws as he develops. -Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'1" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 206LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands

Overview

The Bearcats have a slew of receivers that helped the team finish sixth in the country in passing yardage in 2015, but despite the rotation, Moore has been the definition of a big-play receiver during his career at Cincinnati. Though he only had four catches as a redshirt freshman, they covered 113 yards (28.3 average) and he scored twice. Moore caught a career-high 45 passes in 2013 for 645 yards and nine scores, and then covered more yardage (673) and nearly as many touchdowns (eight) on only 30 receptions as a junior. Quarterback Gunner Kiel and Moore helped the Bearcats to that lofty ranking in 2015, with the receiver finishing second on the team with 870 yards and leading the squad with seven touchdowns on just 40 catches. His 21.8 yard per-catch average finished fourth in the FBS.

Analysis

Strengths

Has good size and long arms for his position. Long­-strider with build­up speed used to get on top of cornerbacks who don't show him proper vertical respect. Saw 33 percent of his catches this season go for 25-plus yards and averaged almost 22 yards per catch over last two seasons. Frame to break tackles in open field. Not afraid to roam the middle of the field. Adequate ball tracking skills. Finds ball early, adjusts routes as needed and flashes some ability to make the tough, downfield catch.

Weaknesses

Limited receiver. Benefited from high percentage of free-release snaps against Bearcats' opponents. Straight­-liner with hip stiffness limiting sink into breaks and sudden change of direction. Shows some balance issues against press coverage. When crowded off snap, slow to adjust and get into routes. Upright into breaks and routes can be dull and unfocused. Juking defenders after catch isn't his forte. Allows throws into his frame and defaults to body­ catching. Had nine drops over last two seasons.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5 or 6

Bottom Line

His size and speed may draw some interest from teams, but he's a one-­trick, vertical receiver who doesn't possess the elite speed that can compensate for his average hands and below average routes. Moore is a developmental prospect who will need time to work on his deficiencies but might be limited by his lack of return game experience on the college level.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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