Packers Draft Missouri WR J'Mon Moore With Pick 133
Turning to offense for the first time in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Packers selected Missouri wide receiver J’Mon Moore with the 133rd pick.
Moore, a 6-3, 207 pound prospect, joins the Packers after a productive but inconsistent career in the Big 12.
What we know about J’Mon Moore
With the size to play on the boundary, Moore runs like a much smaller man. Though he doesn’t have blazing deep speed (4.6 in the 40-yard dash), his agility drill times are excellent. Athletically he’s very comparable to Courtland Sutton, who we pegged as a Packers target in our draft preview.
But Moore didn’t put up the numbers you’d expect from a great athlete, especially in the pass-wacky Big 12. Though he was targeted 220 times between his junior and senior years, he only managed 127 catches, a 58% catch rate attributable in large part to inconsistent hands.
Scouts have also cited issues with maturity, which can often be attributed to just catching someone on the wrong day, painting a bit of a slanted picture of a player. To wit: Moore is chided by analysts for being “surly” in the NFL’s scouting report on him, but he also went out of his way to seek out the student leaders of protests on Missouri’s campus to learn more about what was going on. Both of those behaviors relate to Moore’s maturity. Decide for yourself what they mean.
What this means for the Packers
After losing Jordy Nelson and Jeff Janis this offseason, the Packers were a bit thin on bigger body types in their receiving corps. Moore fills a need there, but he also has the agility that could allow him to play in the slot if need be.
Adding Moore also insulates the Packers against the potential failure of both Trevor Davis and DeAngelo Yancey. Neither have been overwhelming in their brief Packers careers, and Moore adds more competition to a receiving group in need of another player to step up.