Will Skyy Moore make the 53?
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With the 54th pick in the 2022 NFL draft the Chiefs selected Skyy Moore, wide receiver out of Western Michigan. There was no secret that the Chiefs loved what they saw out of Skyy Moore as many insiders reported that they were willing to select him with one of their first round picks. Luckily they were still able to snag him in the middle of the second round after a trade back with the New England Patriots.
Skyy Moore is a 5’10, 195 pound receiver who ran a 4.41 at the combine. While he isn’t the speedster that we are used to coming out of the slot, Skyy has plenty of upside and will look to carve out a sizable role this upcoming season. In a player breakdown, Skyy is a crisp route runner who is able to make contested catches and run crisp routes. Although he will need to work on his separation skills and production against more skilled competition, there is plenty to like about the 21 year old.
Skyy was also a three year starter at Western Michigan putting up 800 yards at almost 16 yards per reception as a freshman. In his short three years in college he averaged one of the highest yards per reception in college football. After his covid shortened season where he was still able to put up 388 yards in 5 games, he was on every scouts radar after his junior season where he posted almost 1,300 yards at 14 yards a reception.
After being drafted Skyy took no time to connect with his new quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Within a few hours the two had already sent tweets to one another sharing excitement of being teammates. Before training camp has even begun Mahomes already had Skyy and a few other receivers come down and train with him in Texas where he spends a chunk of his offseason. During one of the sessions, Skyy had a nice leaping catch. It is safe to say that there is already chemistry between the two and is something to look for heading into camp.
Skyy Moore was born on September 10th, 2000 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. He played his high school ball at Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel Pennsylvania. He was mainly a defensive back and quarterback at the high school level before changing his position. He was highly productive at both positions in high school putting up 1000 yards in rushing and passing his senior season.
With the additions of MVS, and JuJu, Skyy will have to turn heads in training camp to get the numbers some fans are expecting of him. It is important to note that unless there is a position change Skyy will most likely be behind JuJu in the slot. Anything can happen and injuries are certainly a factor but the Chiefs will look for flashes of what they saw from him at Western Michigan before they rely on him in the starting offense. With JuJu on a one year deal, Skyy may be looking at next year to make a larger impact. Look for him to have around 500 yards and a few touchdowns while he learns the offense this year.