Colts listed as best draft fit for WR Skyy Moore

Colts listed as best draft fit for WR Skyy Moore

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The Indianapolis Colts are among the teams entering the 2022 NFL draft looking to add to their wide receiver room.

Finding a complement to Michael Pittman Jr. is a necessity for general manager Chris Ballard this offseason and while he remains bullish on the current state of the room, additions need to be made.

One option in the draft may be Skyy Moore out of Western Michigan. Matt Bowen of ESPN listed the Colts as the best fit for Moore in the draft.

“Why he fits: I struggle with Moore’s transition to the NFL because of his one-speed route running and average separation ability. That’s also why scheme fit is so important, though, and I like Moore in Frank Reich’s system with new quarterback Matt Ryan. There will be a lot of in-breaking concepts here, which meshes with Moore’s college tape on play-action and RPO. Ryan could hit Moore on timing throws, and Moore isn’t shy about working into traffic. There’s a physical element and natural toughness to his game.

Moore dropped a 4.41 40 at the combine, and he could get a few defined one-on-ones to run the slot and boundary fades in Indianapolis. His best impact, however, will likely come on short-to-intermediate throws in Reich’s playbook that would give Ryan two catch-and-run targets alongside Michael Pittman Jr. Ryan can read it out quickly and throw it accurately.”

While Treylon Burks, Garrett Wilson and Drake London are among those getting the most hype out of this class, Moore will wind up being a value for whatever team drafts him.

No one would deny that Moore would be a fantastic fit in Frank Reich’s offense while being a very strong Z-receiver complement to Pittman’s role as the X.

The issue more comes in the history of selections made by Ballard at the wide receiver position. In his time, the Colts haven’t truly taken a player like Moore, who measured in at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds. They have instead opted to go for taller and heavy wide receivers.

But with players like Pittman, Mike Strachan and Dezmon Patmon, the Colts have the size. Maybe what they need now is that versatile, shifty receiver who can win at all three levels and with the ball in his hands.

We’ll see what happens come draft day but if the Colts wind up with Moore as one of their selections, it would be a massive win for the offense.

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