Round 3, Pick 82, WR Elijah Moore, Mississippi
Both Jacob Troutman and I have Washington drafting Elijah Moore in the third round, although his selection is at pick 74 instead of 82.
Steven Sims was a nice story, going from undrafted to making a major impact for Washington his rookie year. His play fell off last season and it’s clear that Washington can use an update in the slot.
Surprise, surprise, Moore also offers versatility and can play outside as well as in the slot. Moore finished 2020 with 86 receptions for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns. He was second in the NCAA in receptions and receiving yards behind only DeVonta Smith, in spite of only playing in eight games.
Despite his small stature, Moore has broken 31 tackles on his 153 receptions over the last two seasons. His breakaway speed makes him a threat every time he touches the ball and his playmaking abilities would not only help the receiving corps but could help enhance Washington’s return game.