4. Rondale Moore, Purdue
Size: 5-7, 181
The Good: 4.29.
Moore is an offensive coordinator’s dream to design plays for.
He might be way small, and he might not have the NFL look of a No. 1 receiver, but try covering him. Try catching him when he gets the ball in his hands on the move. Try finding a knock in his ultra-consistent 114-catch freshman season when he caught everything short, deep and all things in between.
As strong as a defensive lineman, he’s got the power and the pop to take shots and deliver punishment even at his smallish size, and he’ll bust through anyone who tries to jam him.
And there’s the 4.29. He’s got the elite speed to use in a whole lot of ways.
Purdue WR Rondale Moore is 5'7".
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) March 23, 2021
The Not-So-Good: He only did it one year.
He started the 2019 season with 24 catches for 344 yards and two touchdowns, got banged up, and he missed almost all of the Big Ten campaign.
Last year he was going to opt out, came back late, and he only played in three games. He caught 35 passes in those three, but he wasn’t able to get free to make any big plays as the offense kept feeding him the ball.
NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: He’s so much fun. Blow off the lack of size. Who gives a hoot about catch radius when he can run faster, is quicker, and is brute-strength stronger than any wide receiver in the draft? Keep feeding him the ball in every way possible, use him like Tyreek Hill, line him up in the backfield – he’ll make every defense nervous whenever he has the ball.
Projected Round: Second