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J’Mon Moore is a tough, tenacious, red zone threat the Redskins could use

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2018 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins.

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J’Mon Moore, WR
School: Missouri | Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21?
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 205 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 3rd or 4th Round
NFL Comparison: Tyrell Williams

College Statistics

Player Overview

J’Mon Moore was a tall and skinny 3-star prospect from Missouri City, Texas when he was recruited by and committed to the University of Missouri. Moore arrived on campus around 6-3 and just shy of 180 lbs. Moore committed to football and his body over the course of his college career and filled out his frame very well. Now Moore is one of the most impressive receivers in this draft if you covet size and toughness. Moore has been the favorite target of Missouri’s QB Drew Lock and has posted impressive production the last two years. Moore’s athleticism allows him to stretch the field, his size makes him particularly dangerous in the red zone and on vertical routes, and his toughness makes him dangerous after the catch.

Despite Moore’s talent and potential, he has one area to clean up and one to keep monitoring. He drops and occasional pass he should haul in by breaks in concentration. The issue to monitor is ball security last year he had 3 fumbles, all lost, and while I couldn’t find stats on him fumbling this year its bound to happen the way defenders attack the ball in the NFL. He’ll require his share of coaching up but the team that invests in him should be rewarded with an effective and productive possession receiver. Moore will be on the North team next week at the Senior Bowl.

Strengths

  • Excellent size, strength, and toughness. Doesn’t take crap from defenders. Physical in his routes and in his demeanor.
  • Defenses respected his speed enough to devote safety help toward his side leaving a lot of room for his teammates underneath.
  • An asset in the running game and is a willing and effective blocker.
  • Tracks the ball well in the air and is normally able to make adjustments displaying good body control.
  • Natural hands catcher.

Weaknesses

  • Can get a step ahead of himself before completely hauling in a pass leading to drops.
  • Ball security issue needs monitoring though he seems to have improved it this season.
  • Seemed to run a limited set of routes largely set to verticals and hitches - can he handle a more complex workload?

Let’s see his work:

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How He Would Fit On The Redskins

J’Mon Moore certainly has the size the Redskins has seemed to be after these past few years at the position. It’s hard to tell exactly how fast he is from the tape of his rival competition but he looks to have respectable jets and certainly displayed the ability to stretch the field in college. What I was most impressed with were both his actions and attitude after the catch. He doesn’t fool around and try and do too much - he’s focused on getting upfield and getting as many yards as he can. Also his attitude and ability as a run blocker and the desire to spring his teammates. The Redskins will certainly be looking to improve their pass game by any and all means. If they still intend on having two big bodies on the outside that can stretch the field and present a threat in the red zone - though developmental - the prospects of Moore fulfilling a WR2 role in the right offense are promising.