WR – Western Michigan
5’10” 195 lbs
Notable College Production:
Skyy Moore is an exciting non-Power 5 prospect with impressive production, NFL caliber athleticism, and a polished enough skill set to contribute early in his pro career. He was one of the winners of the NFL Combine after posting a 4.41 40-yard dash, 10’5” broad jump, and measuring as the largest hands among WRs. He’s not the biggest receiver but he plays with a physical style and is technically sound which should help his transition to the next level. His size may prevent him from having truly elite upside but he is widely expected to be an early day two pick in the NFL Draft. Moore is currently being drafted as the seventh rookie WR off the board on Underdog which leaves him room to move up should he land in a situation where he has projectable volume in year one.
Skyy Moore has been a riser in the pre-draft process and has even received first round draft capital in some mock drafts. He was productive in all three seasons at Western Michigan which is extra impressive considering he played quarterback and defensive back in high school. He is a fairly polished receiver despite the short amount of time he has played the position which speaks to his work ethic and football IQ. He projects as a highly effective slot receiver who can create instant separation off the line of scrimmage and also threaten a defense vertically when needed.
Moore is excellent before the catch with good footwork, quick change of direction, a violent jab step, and solid burst to create separation out of his breaks. He was not asked to run a complex route tree at Western Michigan but he has all the tools to be a high level route runner with some NFL coaching. Perhaps his most impressive skill is how he regularly beat press coverage with an array of moves off the line of scrimmage. He displayed strong hands at the catch point and was reliable at securing the ball through contact. After the catch, he plays with good strength and agility as evidenced by his FBS leading 26 forced missed tackles in 2021. Ultimately, Moore is just a really solid receiver with a better athletic profile (and thus higher ceiling) than I expected going into the NFL Combine.
There are only a few minor issues that I noted in Moore’s game beyond his size and small school background. He doesn’t appear to play quite as fast as he tested and is unlikely to be a dynamic threat after the catch at the next level. He also had limited production in his two games against high level competition (vs. Michigan State in 2019 and Michigan in 2021) which could be a red flag for some teams. Neither of these issues worry me very much and as long as he earns the day 2 draft capital that is expected, I will be happy to take him in the middle rounds of best ball drafts all summer long.