By: Hussam Patel
Rondale Moore was compared to Tyreek Hill once, due to his height, speed and big play-making ability. When you watch him, he's an electric play-maker who is special in space - a continuity in this draft class.
Moore is a powerful and fast runner who puts up highlight film every game. His movement is exceptional; not only as a route runner, but also when he ad libs. Moore runs some crisp routes and is very shifty and elusive; he’s consistently a YAC monster, racking up green grass after the catch. He has great balance and is tough to tackle, frequently bouncing off defenders after the catch - he can also make adjustments midair to make plays.
Moore has outstanding footwork and elite speed, and his release off the line and lateral ability to change direction make him a very difficult receiver to cover. At only 5'7”, he draws the Tyreek Hill comparisons, of course, and ran an unofficial 4.29 at his pro day. The Boilermaker standout isn't built like your typical wide receiver.
Moore won't be coming down with contested catches, and doesn’t have the length to adjust to wide or poorly thrown balls out of reach. He’s strong for someone his size, but he doesn’t show a lot of effort blocking downfield. He will need to work on his concentration drops; coaching and working on the JUGS machine should fix that. At Purdue, Moore’s touches were manufactured to maximize his production ability, routinely on screens, sticks and slants.
While he may be a burner whose speed is unmatched, Moore isn’t known for running the entire route tree well. He’s unpolished, but can be taught the full route tree in the slot position. His footwork and speed will help him against bigger defensive backs to separate when running complex routes.
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