146 receptions, 2027 yards, 17 touchdowns
Today we are going to look at one of those players that sneak up on you. D.J. Moore arrived in College Park as a four-star recruit from Imhotep Charter in Philadelphia. Moore started ten games a true freshman with minimal impact. He started to show up more as a sophomore before dominating as a junior. Moore caught 80 passes for 1033 yards despite having four different quarterbacks throw him the football. He is the first FBS player since 2008 to have 1000+ yards receiving without having a QB with 1500 yards passing. He was also the only receiver in the Big Ten this year with over 1000 yards receiving.
2017: Ohio State, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State
I was late to the party on D.J. Moore but I am here to stay now. It amazed me to see the production he had with the poor quarterbacking he had at Maryland. Moore has the skillset to be a number one wide receiver once he picks up an NFL offense. I think late first round-early second round is where we will hear his name called on draft day.
Moore lacks ideal height for the position. I would like to see him run a full route tree.
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Moore does a terrific job of creating separation with his feet. Especially at the top of his route stem. He can play outside receiver or play in the slot. Moore will get physical with defensive backs when he needs to. He wins his fair share of 50/50 balls. Moore has the speed to burn you over the top. He also has return ability.