NFL Draft

#4
Rondale Moore
Rec Yards TD
35 270 0
Team: Purdue BoilermakersHeight: 5-9 Born: 6/9/2000
Position: WRWeight: 180 Hometown: New Albany, Indiana
Class-Eligibility: Jr-So


Scouting Report

Overview

NFL scouts have seen just a taste of his talent in the past two years after he lit up college football as a true freshman in 2018, catching 114 passes for 1,258 yards and 12 TDs, rushing for 213 yards and flashing as a returner while earning consensus first-team All-America honors. He played in just four games in 2019 before suffering a severe hamstring injury, and appeared only three times in 2020 due to injury, although he did record 35 catches in that limited action.

Analysis

Strengths: Lighting in a bottle as a returner, jet-sweep runner and slot receiver. Terrific balance, lateral agility and burst to slither his way through traffic and explode once into the open field. Possesses the straight-line speed to force cornerbacks onto their heels from the snap, easily creating space for come-back and quick-breaking routes, as well as vertical shots should defenders foolishly meet him flat-footed at the stem. Moveable chess piece on offense and in the return game, where he has experience fielding both punts and kicks.

Weaknesses: Simply too short and small for some teams, and his number of routes will be limited if he can't line up outside. Taller, longer cornerbacks are too often able to blanket Moore on fades and vertical routes. Mostly relegated to simple quick screens, drags across the middle and occasional vertical shots with runs sprinkled in off of jet-sweeps and reverses. Comes with durability concerns.

Pro comparison: Golden Tate, Giants -- Despite hounded by questions about his size and fit since he was drafted 60th overall by Seattle in 2010, Tate has carved out quite the career, using his RB-like frame, 4.42 speed (2010 Combine) and physicality to catch 695 passes for 8,278 yards and 46 touchdowns, as well as contribute as a returner. Moore is not quite as big as Tate and comes with durability red flags, but his playmaking ability is no mirage.


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2018 Purdue  13 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career   20 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2018 Purdue  13 21 213 10.1 2 114 1258 11.0 12
2019 Purdue  4 3 3 1.0 0 29 387 13.3 2
2020 Purdue  3 6 32 5.3 1 35 270 7.7 0
Career   20 30 248 8.3 3 178 1915 10.8 14

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2019 Purdue  4 0
Career   20 0

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2018 Purdue  13 12 82 6.8 0 33 662 20.1 0
2019 Purdue  4 5 36 7.2 0 9 151 16.8 0
Career   20 17 118 6.9 0 42 813 19.4 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
11/20/2020 @ Minn 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 3 20 6.7 1 11 15 116 7.7 0 33
11/28/2020 Rut 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 2 5 2.5 0 5 7 76 10.9 0 23
12/5/2020 Neb 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 7 7.0 0 7 13 78 6.0 0 19
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