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.
|100-95||All-Pro||Early Round One|
|94.99-90||Pro Bowler||Mid Round One|
|89.99-85||Day One Starter||Late Round One|
|84.99-80||Potential Starter/Early Contributor||Round Two|
|79.99-75||Potential Starter/Early Contributor||Round Three|
|74.99-70||Spot Starter/Special Teams Day One||Round Four|
|69.99-65||Backup/Special Teams||Round Five|
|59.99-55||Backup/Special Teams||Round Six|
|59.99-55||Potential Backup||Round Seven|
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.
|Grade||78.5/100 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.