By: Steve Johnson
D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
6’0 210 31 5/8″ arms, 9 5/8″ hands
4.42 40, 39 1/2″ vert, 132″ broad jump
2015: 11 games. 25 rec, 357 yards, 3 TDs. 1 att, 9 yards
2016: 13 games. 41 rec, 637 yards, 6 TDs. 11 att, 55 yards
2017: 12 games. 80 rec, 1033 yards, 8 TDs. 5 att, 61 yards, 1 TD
Misc. Stats: 15 KR for 334 yards in 2016. 15 PR for 153 yards in 2017. Threw 5 career passes, completing 3 for 36 yards.
Accolades: 2017 first-team all-Big Ten, 2017 Big Ten Receiver of the Year
History: Philadelphia Native, the 4 star recruit went to Imhotep Charter.
Strengths: Stout, runs like a running back. Excellent route runner. Learned under WR coach Kennan McCardell. Excellent field vision. Uses his blockers well. Can weave his way through traffic. Not afraid to go across the middle. Quick in and out of his breaks. Short area quickness. Times jump balls well, but size limits him. Produced despite poor QB play (8 different QBs during career). Versatile, they moved him around a lot. Willing blocker. Works back to the Quarterback. Well liked among teammates and coaching staff.
Weaknesses: Size will ultimately limit him on the outside. Isn’t a burner. A lot of production was from simple routes and bubble screens. Could have trouble separating from NFL talent, both off the LOS and into the next level. Rumors that he wasn’t always on the same page as his Quarterbacks.
Overview: Moore is a stout, quick receiver that is destined for the slot in the NFL. He is best used with the ball in his hands, as he has great vision and RAC abilities. His size and lack of vertical threat will prevent him from being much of an outside threat.
Draft Projection: 2nd Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 5.7