The Seahawks need a really good third option at receiver. Purdue’s Rondale Moore would not only be a great third option but he has first option talent. But more than that, in what new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron’s offense will presumably look like, Moore would be the perfect piece for what Waldron would like to do with receivers.
In the Rams system, which Waldron was a coach in until being hired by Seattle earlier this year, receivers line up in multiple formations, feast in the middle of the field, are used in jet-sweeps and many times the smaller a fast receiver is allows the offense to be even more versatile.
Rondale Moore is blazing fast. At his pro day in March, Moore ran a 4.29 40. Moore also had a 45.5″ vertical jump. He is extremely physically gifted and has good hands. Purdue also used him in different formations and allowed him to run the ball quite a bit too. Moore changes games and did it in college and will do it in the NFL as well. Moore’s 40 time matched Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill’s when Hill was leaving college.
Rondale Moore would be a perfect fit with Seahawks
Moore opted out of playing in college last year after three games. But in those three games, he had 35 catches and 270 yards. Against Minnesota to open last season, Moore had 15 catches for 116 yards. In his third game, he had 13 catches against Nebraska. In 2020, Purdue went 2-1 with Moore and 0-3 without him.
Moore might end up going in the first round. But he isn’t guaranteed to do so. Heck, D.K. Metcalf was a physical freak coming out of college too, and a lot bigger than Moore, but luckily for the Seahawks Metcalf fell to the second round when Seattle chose him.
But Moore has one thing about him that NFL teams don’t like. He is short. Moore is only 5’7″. This in theory limits Moore’s ability to go one on one versus good NFL cornerbacks. But in Waldron’s system, this won’t matter as much, especially with Metcalf on the outside. If Russell Wilson gets solid blocking a receiving group that features Tyler Lockett, Metcalf and Moore would be nearly unstoppable.