SKOL Search: Elijah Moore Scouting Report

SKOL Search: Elijah Moore Scouting Report

There are three things certain in life.

Death. Taxes. Lane Kiffin is an offensive mastermind.

When watching the tape of Elijah Moore, the creativity of Kiffin’s offense is exemplified time and time again and it starts with the aforementioned Moore. Standing at just 5’9″ tall, Moore put up monster numbers in the SEC with 86 receptions, almost 1,200 yard and 8 touchdowns in an offense that used him all over the place. Jet sweeps, lining up in the backfield and all across the line of scrimmage.

100-95All-ProEarly Round One
94.99-90Pro BowlerMid Round One
89.99-85Day One StarterLate Round One
84.99-80Potential Starter/Early ContributorRound Two
79.99-75Potential Starter/Early ContributorRound Three
74.99-70Spot Starter/Special Teams Day OneRound Four
69.99-65Backup/Special TeamsRound Five
59.99-55Backup/Special TeamsRound Six
59.99-55Potential BackupRound Seven
54.99-Practice SquadUndrafted

Elijah Moore

Height: 5’9″

Weight: 185 lbs

Strengths: Elijah Moore is a diverse weapon. Lane Kiffin lined him up everywhere and he thrived being utilized as a weapon. Displays excellent burst in the open field along with being very elusive. Quickness is also a strength off of the line of scrimmage and out of breaks. Has shown the ability to utilize subtle fakes at the top of the stem to create separation. Tracks the ball really well. Moore has very soft hands and doesn’t use his body to catch the football. Makes one-handed catches look easy and are normal for him. Has a knack to find the open hole in the zone.

Weaknesses: Does not have top end speed. Has gotten caught from behind and won’t break away from defensive backs at the next level. Could use a little technique work with route running. Relies too much on quickness and scheme to get open. Did not see a whole lot of press coverage in college. Has the skills to beat it but will he be able to consistently is a question mark at this point. Size will limit him in the NFL.

Hands9.5/10
Release7/10
Route Running10/15
Separation11/15
Contested Catches7/10
Tracking9.5/10
Body Control7/10
YAC Ability8.5/10
Agility9/10
Grade78.5/100 Third Rounder

Elijah Moore has real potential to be an impact player at the next level, but there are some current limitations. His lack of size and top end speed will likely pigeon hole him as a slot only player but with the success of players like Antonio Brown playing on the outside, Moore has the ability to grow into that type of player long term. I would be thrilled to land Moore late day 2/early day 3.

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