The Kansas City Chiefs got Patrick Mahomes some help on day two of the 2022 NFL Draft by selecting Western Michigan wide receiver Skyy Moore.
Moore, who doesn’t turn 22 until September, is a former high school quarterback who converted to a wide receiver at Western Michigan.
The Pennsylvania native had a massive season in 2021, catching 95 passes for 1,292 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Moore is only 5-foot-10, but he has good speed and he plays tough. The former three-star recruit excels at making contested catches and he has great ball skills. Moore has also displayed great footwork during his college career, which helps him create separation with defenders.
Skyy Moore's footwork is WR drill teach tape quality pic.twitter.com/664jnn1t3n— No Flags Film (@NoFlagsFilm) March 27, 2022
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was thrilled with the selection. Reid told NFL Network’s Cynthia Frelund that even though Moore is only 5-foot-10, he has great length and large hands, which allows him to make up for his lack of height.
Reid also noted that Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes was happy with the selection.
Talked to Coach Reid about their second round pick, WR Skyy Moore – the @Chiefs have had one of the best overall #NFLDraft weekends and it’s not unreasonable to think Skyy Moore could be an OROY contender next season… #chiefskingdom!! Also this was 🙏🏼 to me. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/hUciO1vAq0— cynthia frelund (@cfrelund) April 30, 2022
“Pat was happy,” said Reid. “Pat called right away and was thanking Brett (Veach). And he and I got to talk a little shop about how we can work him (Moore) in and get him going. I know Pat’s excited about [the selection].”
It’s always a good sign with the star quarterback is happy. The Chiefs needed to get Mahomes some more offensive weapons after trading wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins earlier this offseason.
And getting a wide receiver in the second round that some draft analysts felt was a first-round talent is always a surefire way to make a quarterback happy.
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