No. 3 – Purdue WR Rondale Moore
For an offense that ranked 26th in 20-plus yard passing plays and 23rd in 40-plus yard passing plays, the Washington Football Team needs a three-level passing game playmaker desperately.
While the last two seasons in Washington have hosted QB carousels and below-average play under center, the lack of perimeter difference-makers has done their signal-callers minimal favors.
The Rivera regime, manned offensively by play-caller and offensive coordinator Scott Turner, has regarded versatility on both sides of the ball above everything. Rondale Moore is as dynamic as they come with the football in his hands, someone who is a difference-maker from the slot, the backfield, the return game, in about every play type you can scheme up.
For a team that needs players who can stretch the field vertically, or who can turn three-yard catches into 30-yard gains, Rondale Moore is the perfect answer for Washington’s abysmal passing offense.
Now the selection of Moore gives you a bonafide weapon all over the field. He’s someone who’s operated in the backfield, scoring three rushing touchdowns throughout his 20 collegiate games.
In addition to his versatility, he’s a true home-run threat from the slot as well, as he posted one of the best freshman seasons of the last decade. He has fulfilled a role similar to the early years of Tyreek Hill’s career, someone, who was used as an all-purpose weapon on the field and in the return game.
He was named CBS Sports Freshman of the Year as well as being awarded numerous collegiate awards. One of his notable honors was the Paul Hornung Award, given to college football’s most versatile player. His freshman season ended with Moore totaling 2,048 all-purpose yards,13 combined touchdowns, and seven different awards.
But the road became rocky after his freshman season, as injuries piled up throughout his sophomore and junior campaigns. After playing in 13 games in his freshman season, Moore has only played in seven games since.
There will be the risk factor of injury, even more so magnified by the history of Moore’s health, with the selection of him at No.19. He also hasn’t entirely proven himself to be a consistent outside option, nor has he shown the ability to be a deep threat from outside.
While the injuries are a major concern long-term, in addition to the lack of tape showing his outside skills, it’s a calculated risk the Washington Football Team should take at No. 19.
Moore is one of the purest athletes at his position, with true game-breaking ability out of the slot. When playing inside, working from a free release, Rondale is a true three-level game-breaker at slot wideout.
While the injury concerns are valid, he offers too much to this offense and will solve many issues for whichever quarterback is under center for 2021 and beyond. He’s the perfect complement inside for Terry McLaurin: Someone who can be a vertical threat and open up the middle of the field for guys like McLaurin or Logan Thomas, while also being a threat in the quick passing game, something Scott Turner loves to work early and often in games.
There are injury concerns, but should Rondale stay healthy, the Washington Football Team will add the perfect piece to solve a significant portion of their offensive struggles.