Jaguars draft: 3 boom-or-bust first-round prospects

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2. player. 848. . Wide receiver. Boilermakers . Rondale Moore

Would the Jacksonville Jaguars overlook Rondale More’s height?

The Jaguars have a talented wide receiver corps. DJ Chark Jr. made the Pro Bowl in 2019 and Laviska Shenault Jr. showed flashes of playmaking prowess in his rookie campaign. Also, they signed Marvin Jones Jr. this offseason, so it’s fair to say their wide receiver group looks in good shape. Nevertheless, there will be some interesting prospects late in the first round, including Purdue’s Rondale Moore.

A four-star recruit out of Trinity High School in Kentucky, Moore had an electrifying freshman campaign in 2018, appearing in 13 games and hauling in 114 receptions for 1,258 yards and 12 touchdowns. However, injuries limited him to just four games the following year and opted out of the 2020 season after just three games.

Moore put his top-notch athleticism at Purdue’s Pro Day, running a 4.29 40-yard dash and posting a 42.5-inch vertical jump. However, he’s 5’7, which isn’t the ideal size for a wide receiver in the NFL. While the New Albany native could thrive in the pros in spite of his small stature, he may have a limited role in the pros, which isn’t what you expect from your first-round picks.

The Purdue standout may be worth a gamble in the second round but the Jaguars should think twice before selecting him. After all, better alternatives will likely be available at 25 and most of them might carry less risk than Moore.