Rondale Moore Scouting Profile

"Smitty Sr look-a-like that's special with the ball in his hands but hasn't been able to stay on the field since his freshman year."


Strengths:

Explosive get off and change of direction. Great contact balance, electric in open space, and a big time return threat. Compact build, deceptively strong and gets yards after contact. Flashes ability to make tough grabs.


Explosive on his releases and a roulette to press. Big time play maker from day one at Purdue that opponents had to gameplan for. Tested like Wolverine. Mature, intense, team leader.

Weaknesses:

Not a natural hands catcher. Raw route runner that needs development. Injury prone with a history of soft tissue ailments.

Overall:

Special guy with the ball in his hands. Has gears, physicality and short area elusiveness. Smitty sized WR and it's impossible not to see a lot of the Carolina Panthers star in Moore's game. Significant difference however is arm length.


Steve Smith was little but played bigger and thrived inside and out. Moore's arms are about 3 inches shorter than Smitty's and he plays more to his size. He's also suffered nagging injuries that have greatly limited his games played.


For a guy that's all about his sheer athletic flash at this point, the lower body injury bug is concerning. Simply put, if he stays out of the trainers room he'll be at least a pro bowl level guy that'll regularly contribute chunk plays.


NFL Comp. short armed Steve Smith