The country didn’t get to see much of one of the most explosive players in college football last season. An early season injury in the B1G opener against Minnesota cost Rondale Moore nearly his entire sophomore campaign at Purdue.
But Moore’s blip last season doesn’t change his high ceiling as a football player. The former freshman All-American could still be a top 10 pick in a future NFL Draft, at least according to Pro Football Focus (PFF) analysts.
“Absolutely fun to watch. You turn on his 2018 tape, as a true freshman at 18 years old, he led college football in yards per reception and forced missed tackles,” said Austin Gayle. “This guy is stupid fun to watch.”
Moore captured the national audience in his first game with the Boilermakers, accounting for 313 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns in the season opener against Northwestern. He also totaled 252 all-purpose yards and two more touchdowns in Purdue’s upset win over Ohio State, the only loss the Buckeyes suffered all year.
“As a true freshman, at Purdue, he was the best player and everyone knew he was the best player,” Mike Renner said. “Yes, he’s undersized. Yes, he doesn’t fit the mold of a top 10 pick but he’s worth a top 10 pick. He can fill the Tyreek Hill role in your offense.”
Moore had an incredible first season at Purdue. He was the B1G’s leading receiver, totaling 1,258 yards and 12 touchdowns on 114 receptions in 13 games. He also accounted for 2,215 all-purpose yards and scored two additional touchdowns. He was named the B1G Wide Receiver of the Year and Freshman of the Year for his performance.
Last year, Moore had 387 receiving yards and two scores on 29 catches in four games before his season was derailed from the injury.
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