Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports is bullish on the skills of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Skyy Moore, saying he’s going to be an “quick star.”
The 2022 NFL Draft was loaded with pass catchers who’re able to turn heads from the outset of their careers in pro offenses. Wide receivers and tight ends are coming in additional ready than ever to make the leap to the National Football League given their training, and the talent on this particular class was loaded. Fortunately for the Kansas City Chiefs, they may need a player able to be the most efficient of all in 2022.
Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports is especially bullish on one rookie wideout greater than some other for the approaching season: Skyy Moore, a second-round select of Western Michigan made by the Chiefs. Moore was hardly the primary wide receiver taken overall, but his talent mixed with opportunity has Trapasso feeling quite good about this immediate impact—or the potential for it.
In a recent column counting down the five wide receiver rookies poised to make the most important impact, he listed Moore on the very top and didn’t mince words in his description.
But Moore’s skill set is simply too dazzling for him to not take off in Kansas City’s creatively potent attack. He dusts press coverage at the road, runs violently sharp routes, tracks it like an influence forward on the skin, and is a smaller version of Deebo Samuel relating to bouncing off tacklers. Moore might be an quick star.
Moore led Western Michigan last season with 95 catches for 1,292 yards and 10 touchdowns, and he became the Chiefs’ primary investment at a position of need this offseason. The Chiefs also added free agents like JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but Moore is the important thing long-term investment after trading away Tyreek Hill.
The Chiefs do have Travis Kelce and the aforementioned veterans as other potential pass catchers, including Mecole Hardman, but Trapasso believes Moore’s talents will win out and supply him enough opportunities to show heads on a league-wide level. Given the targets vacated by Hill in addition to former Chiefs wideouts Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson, there are definitely opportunities available for somebody.
If Moore looks like an quick star on offense, the Chiefs are going to not only enjoy his efforts on the sphere, but general manager Brett Veach will look even higher after an offseason of serious change.