Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore is a fun 2021 NFL draft prospect to study. His draft grade will vary, depending on who you ask, with most analysts likely agreeing he’ll be a good value pick on Day 2.
Don’t get me wrong, some scouts like Moore as a super-slot in Round 1, but I’m not there yet. Admittedly, I do have more film to study.
In a draft cycle that will be without the traditional fanfare of the NFL Combine (the event was canceled due to COVID-19), getting a glimpse of prospects performing athletic testing drills is helpful in formulating their final grade. In the case of Moore, there’s no doubt he’s a superb athlete; he shows it on film, and now he’s proving it in the gym, too.
Check out this insane 42-inch vertical jump that he recorded during a training session recently:
Rondale Moore with a 42” vert 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/avFZnt8KFc
— Ray G 🏁 (@RayGQue) February 10, 2021
That kind of leaping ability will help offset concerns about his size — he’s unofficially listed at 5-9 but could end up checking-in shorter than that.
With those hops, his height might not matter all that much.