Ht – 5’9”        Wt – 195 lb      Class – JR         Age – 21

Career Statistics

2021 Stats – 95 Rec, 1292 Yds, 10 TD (12 Games Played)
Career Stats – 171 Rec, 2482 Yds, 16 TD (30 Games Played)

Attribute Breakdown

Hands & Ball Skills – Outstanding sticky hands. Skyy Moore sucks in passes like a vacuum. He has a great ability to go get any pass in his catch radius, and his ball-tracking skills are elite. Moore is a natural receiver.

Contested Catch – This is the toughest trait I’ve had to scout for any player. Moore had practically no contested catches. He is an elite separator and route runner, and he played against weaker competition throughout his time at Western Michigan. Therefore, he hardly ever had to make contested catches. He has the hands and the toughness to excel at this, so I would assume he is great at this as well.

Size & Speed – Moore is lankier rather than big. Despite his shorter stature, his wingspan is far above average for his height, and he uses it very well, outstretching his arms and extending to make catches routinely. While not possessing elite size, that is not Moore’s game. He has fantastic play speed, and he can break away and separate from defenders in an instant.

Release – Skyy Moore has among the quickest feet in this entire draft. Being as twitched up as they come, his feet explode off the snap. He can get jammed up by a good press, but he has a very good swipe move against it. He played against much lesser competition, so I’m not sure how that move will translate when playing against NFL press Corners. Additionally, he can get a little too fancy at times with his footwork and take extra steps unnecessarily.

Routes & Separation – Truly elite in this regard. He is a precision route runner, and he breaks his routes with extreme suddenness. He even has elite play speed, so before and after his route breaks it seems like he is in a full sprint, making it even harder to match his quick cuts.

YAC – Didn’t have a ton of success creating yards after the catch, and while he has great shiftiness, speed, and vision to excel after the catch, he doesn’t have enough patience. He also can get too fancy with his juke moves which slow him down, turning him into a standing duck.

Football IQ – A very cerebral player, Moore reads the ball and the field at an elite level. He understands route timing and positioning very well, and it seems like the game comes very naturally to him.

Versatility – Can play in all Wide Receiver positions, but he is best suited for the slot, where he will face less press and his size, speed, and cutting ability will get him consistently open. He has the toughness to work across the middle as well.

Combine – Despite measuring in at a meager 5’9″, he came in at a jacked 195lb with massive 10 2/8″ hands and 31″ arms. Moore showed his elite athleticism and explosiveness by running a 4.41 40, a 4.31 3-Cone, and a 7.13 3-Cone, and jumping a 10’5″ Broad. Very strong Combine numbers.

Skyy Moore is easily the most electric receiver in this class, he is always open and vacuums passes into his glue-like hands

Overall

Skyy Moore is arguably the most electric Wide Receiver in this class. He has elite play speed, and it seems like even before his route breaks (when receivers usually slow down to perfect the cut) he is running at full speed. Even so, this doesn’t affect his sudden cuts and change of direction ability.
A speedy, shifty, masterful technician with super-sticky hands, Moore is an elite prospect.
The one concern I have is the competition he played against. Moore was constantly getting open and breaking away from defenders with top-end speed and precision, but these weren’t nearly NFL Corners. I am very curious how he will hold up against NFL talent.
Moore showed at the Combine that despite his shorter height, he is a strong presence on the field, and is no push-over. He put up very strong athletic numbers as well.
He is one of my favorite receivers in this draft and projects very favorably as an elite NFL receiver.

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