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At 5-foot-10, it’s often easy to overlook Western Michigan’s Skyy Moore. While the common eye will draw to the vertically imposing athletes in Drake London and Christian Watson, both prospects that sit above 6-foot-4, the uber-confident Moore carries a swagger and an approach in-between the hashes rivaled by few in a deep pool of pass-catching talent. “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.” Reaching the end zone is something Moore had no issue in doing in his final season as a Bronco. A slot talent that, at times, was completely unguardable despite teams often deploying a bracket to attempt and limit his production, hearing Moore speak during media availability this morning offered a crystal clear look into what makes one of the pure route-runners in the class so unique. A competitive pass-catcher with a “my ball” mantra on each target, a peek into Moore’s technical refinement in his lower half is a game mirroring one of the NFL’s premier route-runners in Buffalo Bills All-Pro wideout Stefon Diggs—who Moore said is the one guy he studies daily and will look to emulate on Sunday. https://twitter.com/_RyanFowler_/status/1499018925778128898 While Diggs presents a larger target with a high level of aerial ability and oven mitts for hands, a guy like Moore will have to win a majority of his battles in the tighter confines of an NFL offense. Moore could present a team with both a player with swagger and projectability as a potential target hog within an offense. Similar to the Golden Tates, Julian Edelmans, and Randall Cobbs of the world, Moore can benefit an offense in need of a chess piece with the ability to holster a WR1 workload if needed—although he slots in best as a WR2 or alignment versatile WR3. A rising prospect in the former Western Michigan standout could provide the final jigsaw to the detailed process that is assembling an arsenal for an NFL offense. While scouting helmets often throws a wrench in the evaluation process for many—it’s been the lay of the land for small-school wideouts of recent memory— for the few that take the time to unravel the mysteries that lie within many of the mid-major and lower-level prospects in each class, excavating potential diamonds in the rough becomes much more of a seamless process. Moore could be next in line.
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