Skyy Moore NFL Draft Prospect Profile and Scouting Report

NFL Prospect Profile: Skyy More, Wide Receiver, Western Michigan

Name:  Skyy Moore

School: Western Michigan

Year: Junior

Position: WR

Measurables: 5’10”, 195 lbs (Combine Measurements)

 

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General Info:

Despite a dominant high school career at Shady Side Academy in New Kensington, Pennsylvania (100 total TDs and 3500 yards on offense and an all-conference player on defense), Skyy Moore was very sparsely recruited by colleges. As a three-star composite prospect, per 247 sports, he received interest from Howard, Rice, Robert Morris, and Western Michigan, settling on the fourth option. He was the 2348th nationally ranked recruit, the 217th CB recruit (though Western Michigan offered him as a WR), and 44th overall Pennsylvanian recruit.

There was no developmental period for Moore coming out of high school—he started 12 of 13 games as a true freshman. On 706 offensive snaps in 2019, he recorded 51 receptions for 802 yards and a trio of scores. His receiving yard total was good for fourth nationally among freshmen. Following the season, Moore became the first Bronco WR to be named to the All-Mid Atlantic Conference first team since Corey Davis and was the first WMU receiver to do so as a freshman.

Like everyone, Moore experienced a truncated 2020 campaign due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. He appeared in five of six Bronco games that season, racking up 25 (5 per game) receptions, 388 (77.6 per) yards, and three more scores.

After two very productive seasons, Moore took his game to a new level during his 2021 junior season. In 13 games, he recorded more receptions (95), yards (1,292) and touchdowns (10) than his first two years combined. He was a top-14 receiver by yards in all of Division I football and top-10 by receptions during a truly outstanding year, firmly establishing himself as an NFL worthy prospect. Unsurprisingly, he was given another spot on the First Team All-MAC roster and was a dark horse Biletnikoff Award candidate for much of the year.

Although he was not on the roster of either draft prospect game (Shrine Game or Senior Bowl) after the season, Moore was invited to the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine after the season, where he was one of the event’s biggest winners. His 4.41 40-yard dash was a top 10 mark among receivers, and he had strong numbers in the three-cone and 20-yard shuttle drills. He is expected to be an early day two pick, with some experts mocking him late in the first round.

Positional Skills:

Strengths

  • Three years of strong production.
  • Does not shy away from contact—Moore plays bigger than his size.
  • Shifty after the catch, with elite change of direction ability.
  • Strong route runner who is particularly effective on “stop” routes.
  • One of the more sure-handed WRs in this class. Moore did not drop a lot of passes in college.
  • Awareness of zones, perhaps due to his background as a corner. He has a strong sense of where the openings in coverage are.

Weaknesses

  • Undersized WR, measuring in at under 6’ and 200 lbs.
  • He was shut down by Michigan when they played WMU in 2021, one of his few encounters with potential NFL defensive backs.
  • Not much burst breaking routes—he may struggle to create separation against NFL DBs.
  • Although he may be able to contribute as a returner, he doesn’t have experience doing so. In fact, he has next to no experience on special teams period and cannot be counted on to play in the third phase.
  • Non-factor as a run blocking WR.
  • Likely limited to the slot in the NFL with his size, despite outside usage at WMU.

Fit with the Packers:

My favorite comp for Moore as a prospect is Emmanuel Sanders. Both are undersized, good-but-not-great athletes who produced at a high level for multiple seasons at a Group-of-Five school. Many of their measurables at the combine were very similar (or identical, in the case of the 40). Sanders was a sure-handed slot option for most of his career, and I believe Moore has similar potential.

Unlike a number of analysts, I do not like Moore as a first-round pick, at least for Green Bay. While his film is very good and his measurables are solid, he does not fit the Packers’ usual model for receivers. Additionally, Moore’s projection as a player—a slot and gadget type of player—is somewhat filled in Green Bay right now, with Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers in that role. Although it would be nice to develop him, it’s hard to justify having three of those guys on the roster, especially when Moore is less than the ideal size (Cobb and Rodgers are both over 200 pounds). While he is an intriguing prospect, I think there are better options for Green Bay early in the draft, and I would not anticipate seeing Skyy Moore in the Green and Gold unless he falls into the third round.

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Comments (16)

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splitpea1's picture

April 02, 2022 at 04:39 pm

I'd love to have this kind of receiver, but it's highly unlikely the Packers will be selecting him. He doesn't fit the traditional Packers mold (which, in my opinion, has gotten a bit rigid at this point) or the MLF mold , but he might fit in perfectly with the Chiefs. Meanwhile, we'll be banking that Cobb still has something left in the tank and hoping Amari can contribute to the offense in some way (hopefully more than a decoy).

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jannes bjornson's picture

April 02, 2022 at 06:42 pm

Break the Mold.

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stockholder's picture

April 02, 2022 at 07:14 pm

(Last chance 2nd rd.)

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murf7777's picture

April 02, 2022 at 08:43 pm

Just stop it, the packers don’t draft a WR under 6’. If the do, take Dotson!

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dobber's picture

April 02, 2022 at 08:59 pm

WMU plays a pretty WR friendly system, but this is an impressive and intriguing kid who had little D-I interest, switched positions (was a HS QB/DB), and made a big impact immediately at WR. Even in the MAC, 51 catches as a freshman first-time WR is a big deal. I would be curious to see what his college numbers would've looked like and how much more he would've developed (not to mention what his stock might look like) if there hadn't been a covid-shortened 2020. Really like this kid, especially as a second WR taken in tandem with a guy with more size and more of a Packer profile.

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murf7777's picture

April 02, 2022 at 09:59 pm

I agree, but I really like Dotson. He can do it all, slot or outside. Great hands and acrobatic catches. Very impressive film. It would be great to get a quick touch WR and a WR with size in the draft.

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dobber's picture

April 02, 2022 at 10:19 pm

I think this is a 3-pass-catcher (maybe 4) for the Packers, guessing 2 WR and a big, dual-purpose TE (to replace Lewis in 2023). I'm guessing one of those WR is likely to be a guy with high-volume college numbers, a safe pick. I think they'll speculate on ceiling with another pick.

Just watched a Daniel Jeremiah video where he speculates the Packers could trade into the top 10 to take Garrett Wilson. Really not happy with that idea.

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BirdDogUni's picture

April 02, 2022 at 10:59 pm

Personally, I'd much rather take Watson at 28 than trade up for Wilson.

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 03, 2022 at 05:12 am

I'd really like to see them trade down to around 35 for Watson.

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murf7777's picture

April 03, 2022 at 09:26 am

I would've agreed with Dobber before this morning when I did trade down scenerio's and realized the talent I received. Especially, when you consider, even around the 10th pick the bust rate. An article I just read with 10 years of data shows the 10th pick around a 45% bust rate.

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stockholder's picture

April 03, 2022 at 09:34 am

If SI has him at #28. You'll be lucky to see him at #22. Wr sets Gute's draft. He can't blow this. Detroit/KC will move up to get him.

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LLCHESTY's picture

April 03, 2022 at 05:11 am

I'd much rather see them take two swings at the position early than one. The hit rate for 2nd round WRs is almost as high as the 1st round and taking draft value into account a safer bet. One in the 1st round and one in the 2nd and hopefully a solid hit on at least one of them.

I know Fuller is oft injured but if they could sign him for $2.5 million or under with some incentives it's probably a gamble worth taking. He's shown he can be a deep ball WR and has a much better catch rate than MVS over his career, sometimes with questionable QBs.

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golfpacker1's picture

April 03, 2022 at 09:17 pm

Green Bay needs to get with the program. Small fast twitchy make an offense unstopable. They can get separation at will. All I will say is Tyreek Hill. We need one and I like this guy but there are alot of good ones like him. I like Khalil Shakur Boise State better. He catches everything! But check out Wandale Robinson Kentucky, Calvin Austin Memphis.
Touchdown machines and always open. 2 late rounders or UDFA are Deven Thompkins Utah State (1700 yards last year!!!!!!) and Jequez Ezzard (Sam Houston). They are all small but have crazy hops and get open and score. I don't care how big they are if they can score. Every NFL team needs these guys and Green Bay does too. Have fun looking at their highlights.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

April 06, 2022 at 09:12 am

Golf,
I'm with you about Khalil who has maybe best hands in draft. Dotson, Skyy, Khalil, Velus Jones have tons of similarities and pretty much interchangeable.

I'd be extremely happy with any of them. Dotson can pass from backfield that would provide an interesting wrinkle, while Jones is an amazing kick returner on ST's. Pure hands...Khalil and Dotson.

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April 06, 2022 at 05:34 pm

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primusd's picture

April 28, 2022 at 10:33 am

Yessir

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