After taking Jalen Reagor in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Eagles thought that they had their slot receiver, whom they desperately needed. Well, that doesn’t look like that happened. The 2021 NFL Draft is super deep in wide receivers. Elijah Moore is my guy. With 11 picks in the Draft, I believe the Philadelphia Eagles should definitely snatch this guy. Here’s why.
Moore’s ability to stop and start again is unique and he plays a lot like Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver, Stefon Diggs. In his senior year at Ole Miss, he had 86 receptions for 1,193 yards and 8 touchdowns. That’s the school record. He did this in just 8 games. Moore played behind DK Metcalf and AJ Brown in his freshman year in 2018. That’s two amazing receivers right along with him and he still stood out when he was needed. Moore had the highest catch percentage in the NCAA last season with a whopping 85%; Devonta Smith with 81%. Oh, and by the way Moore also finished second in receptions and yards behind Devonta Smith.
Round Projection: 2nd or 3rd
College: Ole Mississippi
Height: 5’ 10”
Weight: 178 lbs.
Vertical: 36 inches
Broad Jump: 10’ 1”
40-yard dash: 4.32
20-yard shuttle: 4.0
3-cone drill: 6.65
Wingspan: 71 ¾ inches
The NFL mock drafts have him going mid-second round so he could fall into the Philadelphia Eagles’ laps. Any other year, he’s a first rounder easily, but because it’s a deep WR draft talent-wise, he could fall to the third round. He runs a 4.32 40-yard dash, 4.0 short shuttle on his pro-day and ran a 6.65 3cone drill – that is impressive.
He also participated in RB drills and in punt return drills. That shows that this player is hungry to be the greatest player he can to his team.
Bottom line – even if the Philadelphia Eagles don’t pick Moore, look to see this guy thrive in the slot this season in the NFL. In my opinion, he is easily first-round talent that you can snag in the second or third round. For more 2021 NFL Draft and Eagles Coverage: Click Here
William “Willy Gunz” Lynn
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