Skyy Moore out of Western Michigan has become one of the more intriguing wide receiver prospects in the 2022 NFL draft with his ability to beat press coverage and massive hands that measure in at 10-1/4″.
The Cowboys will be put in a situation where wide receiver becomes a bigger need if guys like Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup aren’t around in 2022. Knowing this possibility, Pro Football Focus named Moore an ideal fit with the Cowboys. He’s also considered a compliment to CeeDee Lamb.
“With Michael Gallup on the move, Cedrick Wilson on an expiring contract and Amari Cooper likely to be traded, there is a clear need on the Cowboys for another receiving option. Enter Skyy Moore. During his last season at Western Michigan, Moore was tremendous after the catch, with his 5.63 YAC/reception (118th/214 drafted FBS WRs since 2015) being underscored by a great 0.23 forced missed tackles per touch (18th/214). This indicates that his production was hindered by inefficient screens and not his own ability. Additionally, his 35.5% explosive rate (62nd) demonstrates his ability to win down the field. We can also see qualitatively his excellent releases at the line of scrimmage and qualitative scouting reports illustrate his strength as a route runner. Overall, Moore looks to be a strong potential running mate to CeeDee Lamb both in the slot and out wide in the Cowboys’ passing attack.”
Below is Moore’s scouting report via Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network:
“Moore gears up incredibly quick off the line, and it takes little time for him to go from 0 to 100. He has good stop-and-start ability. He can chop his feet, explode forward, accelerate through seams, and stretch space a bit. That short-area burst shows up after the catch as well. Moore has superb suddenness with the ball in his hands. He can plant and go and explode through creases upfield. He’s a shifty runner who can stack quick cuts with effortless energy.
“Going further, Moore is very flexible as a route runner. He can sink his hips and snap around quickly on breaks. He’s an amped-up mover who’s able to speed his feet up heading into route stems and hold his acceleration as he dips through breaks.”
Moore can line up in the slot but also outside as well. Lamb, who led the Cowboys in both receptions (79) and receiving yards (1,102) spent most of his time in the slot as a rookie, but also showed off those same skills. This is evidenced by Lamb lining up on the outside while Wilson played mostly in the slot during the early-season absence of Gallup.
Recently, Moore spoke what brings to the table in the NFL, and position flex was a sticking point.
“My versatility is what sets me apart,” Moore said. “It doesn’t matter where I’m lined up at—out wide, in the slot, heck, you can put me in the backfield—every time I touch the ball I’m looking to score.”
If Moore is available on Day 2 of the draft, he could be a steal for the Cowboys.
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