Another Reason To Draft Elijah Moore

April 29th, 2021

Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore.

Joe could make a rational if not logical argument Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht could pick any position tonight but offensive tackle or tight end.

(Sorry, Donovan Smith haters.)

Yes, even wide receiver. Yes, the Bucs have a sick group of receivers. Still, you can’t have enough speed. You can never have enough speed. Ever. Speed kills.

And with the future past February 2022 unknown for Chris Godwin and furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing Antonio Brown, Joe would be down with Licht drafting Elijah Moore.

Here’s what Bob McGinn of The Athletic found out about Moore.

“He’s my favorite player not named Ja’Marr Chase,” one scout said. “My way-too-crazy comparison for him was Antonio Brown. That’s honestly who I think he can be like. I would consider taking him at the end of the first (round). With the size, some people think he can only be a slot receiver. I think he can play inside and outside. He plays really fast. He’s strong.” His 17 reps on the bench press almost doubled Kadarius Toney’s total (nine). The top three wideouts didn’t lift.

“The (Alabama) guys got all the attention, but this guy isn’t far behind,” said another scout. “He’s a good little player. Fun to watch.” Started 24 of 32 games over three seasons, catching 189 passes for 2,441 yards (12.9 average) and 16 touchdowns.

“You can find homes for these guys,” said a third scout. “No, I don’t think he’s too small. I just don’t know if he’s special. When I see a small guy, I’ve got to go back to Roscoe Parrish, who athletically was just so dynamic.”

Said a fourth scout: “He’s not explosive (speed-wise), but he has such pace on his routes and stop-start quickness that he gets everybody off balance. Ball skills are natural, fluid. He’s slick with his run after catch. Love him as a player.”

Now let’s say the Bucs grabbed Moore, which would be sort of a steal at No. 32. Moore first became known on a national scale when in the 2019 Egg Bowl against Mississippi State, he scored a late touchdown that pulled Ole Miss within a point late. And Moore celebrated by lifting a leg like a dog at a fire hydrant on the Bulldogs defenders, just like Odell Beckham.

How cool would it be if, as a Bucs receiver at the Superdome against the slimy Saints, Moore burned the Saints for a touchdown and afterward lifted a leg on Marshon Lattimore?

31 Responses to “Another Reason To Draft Elijah Moore”

  1. BillyBucFan Says:

    Freaking Bombshell from A Rodgers.
    Big ole middle finger.
    I love it

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    It would be interesting. Obviously a #6 WR isn’t really what the team needs, but AB almost certainly isn’t going to be back after this year, and if the team can’t sign Godwin to a long term deal, now suddenly you have a legit #2 WR (assuming he’s not a bust). Also Mike Evans isn’t getting any younger, so you long term might have a #1. It would absolutely be a luxury pick, but hey, a starting WR might be a huge need in a year, and the Bucs have the luxury of drafting for a year in the future.

  3. DoooshLaRue Says:

    We’re one lazy play away from having the GOAT’s career ended.
    That’s not hate.

    That’s fear.

  4. Fred mcneil Says:

    Bugs Bunny once sang”Carrots wait for no one so I will pick them now.”
    Don’t wait, JL, move up a bit if you have to to get us a carrot who can at least contribute this year.
    I’d really like a backup pass rusher or corner who could provide depth this year.
    I just know we’ll get someone good whatever the position.

  5. Iamabuc Says:

    Too small..NFL safeties and corners will shot him down…..pass.

  6. Steven007 Says:

    Someone on Twitter recently said that Green Bays season is in serious … Jeopardy. Haha.

  7. NYbucsfan Says:

    The last position we need to draft.

  8. Mitch Says:

    @Iamabuc – Though I do not support drafting WR in the first but Elijah Moore is physically a carbon copy of Antonio Brown. If that is his ceiling why not take a shot and let him watch AB work for a year?

  9. Gofortheface30 Says:

    I’m a total fitness/bodybuilder brah and have been for about 25yrs and while this is neither here more there – I’m surprised Kadarius Toney only got out 9 reps of 225lb. 225 is like…the second set immediately after you warm up with 135 or 185 as you continue to pyramid up. Devonta smith said it best, they’re football players not bodybuilders so I get it – but that’s still weak as hell for someone that actually has a pretty thick build. It DOES pay to be strong AF

  10. Mike Honcho Says:

    Scoring on Marshon Lattimore? That would be cool. Lifting his leg like an IDIOT?
    Not cool.

  11. Durango 95 Says:

    Classless. Do not want. Do not need.

  12. JGhotier Says:

    Elijah Moore reminds of a Bruce Arians type he has wanted in recent years.

    Do you remember how much BA wanted Toledo wideout Diontae Johnson in the 2019 Draft?! He even commented on it after the Draft at a presser and stated that the Pittsburg Steelers stole Johnson from him as he was gonna be the next pick….

    Similar builds and types and both w/ return ability too

  13. Mike Honcho Says:

    Regarding Aaron Rodgers, I heard someone on the radio the float the scenario where San Francisco trades Green Bay Nick Bosa and their #3 for Rodgers. Think about that. Rodgers would be out of Green Bay like he wants, and back in California, and Green Bay would get one of the premier pass rushers plus the #3.
    If they like Jordan Love, they could grab Sewell. If they don’t like him, they could grab Fields or Lance. Purely hypothetical, but interesting nonetheless.

  14. MadMax Says:

    Rondale Moore, benches 400 squats 600 at 185 lbs. Got his 4 year degree in 2.5 years with a 3.7 GPA….and watch his interviews….classy all the way around!

    You’re close Joe, Its def a “Moore”, but the wrong one.

  15. JGhotier Says:

    ….(if he can stay healthy), I honestly like Rondale just as much as Elijah though. I’d probably take the Moore from Purdue (if health wasn’t an issue or they were on level playing fields regarding health/injuries)

    Rondale is stronger weight-lifting wise overall. He’s faster on the field and 40yd times. He’s just as tough. He’s just as a good a kid. He is also responsible (along w/ Coach Brohm) for turning that Boilermaker ((shoutout A-Train) program around and demolishing Ohio State for maybe the biggest win in program history. He literally runs over the far superiorly talented Ohio Stare players en route to do doing so. He’s also the more sudden quick-twitched, more explosive in his movements, can juke and cut better (I’m talking elite in this category), start/stop he nudges him out.

    Watch highlight tapes of both, pretend health is not an issue and tell me that ain’t true…..although very compatible.

    Elijah is the more productive Moore though. If they both stay healthy and get to the right team and fit (hopefully w/ a good QB too), let’s have this discussion in a few years and see 🙏🙌

  16. JGhotier Says:

    comparable ** not compatible ^^^

  17. Darin Says:

    Not sure why you feel tackle isn’t an option. All last season’s starters returning it could very well mean a high paid player’s replacement could be drafted. The LT is high paid. And some say overpaid. I dont think it’s likely but it’s definitely an option. Add another and let the best five start.

  18. SB~LV Says:

    He’ll be gone, if not draft him !

  19. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Lifting the leg ?

    Yeah. No.

  20. Ash Says:

    I like elijah alot better than rondale he is a more complete WR and without the injury concerns

  21. Tampabay Allday Says:

    Omg he’s lifting leg like a dog 😂

  22. JGhotier Says:

    TampaBay Allday

    Yea, it drew an unsportsmanlike penalty and that 15 TD difference on the ensuing extra point attempt to tie the game missed just wide and they lost the fans as a result.

    It would’ve gone in had the kicker not been moved 15 yards.back

  23. Drunkinybor Says:

    I have seen alot of nicks with us taking Zaven Collins. Personally I am not a fan at all. I would be pissed if we picked him. I don’t like his film. He seems a step slow.

  24. Mike Honcho Says:

    It’s funny how opinions can be so different. If we got Collins, I’d be stoked.

  25. JGhotier Says:

    Rondale is the better Moore imo

    It’s just the injury worries. He offers the same as Elijah, but in some cases even more. Faster, stronger, just as tough, better cuts and jukes, more explosive and better stop/start speed and acceleration, just as good if not better a route runner, LITERALLY turned that Purdue program (shoutout A-Train) around along w/ Coach Brohm. Almost single handedly demolished Ohio State and LITERALLY ran dudes over, better returner, etc.

  26. SB~LV Says:

    Well it will be entertaining playing Kyle Pitts at least twice a year 🤑

  27. Hope springs eternal Says:

    There will be plenty of good receivers to choose from next year if need be. Way more important to load up where we are shallow in back ups for d and o lines. Immediate help this season is more important than what might happen with free agents next year. Going for SB 2 we are already pass receiver rich. Loose a key lineman offense or defense would hurt big time . High potential backups that would be probable starters when needed should be the early draft priority. Brady is only as good as his blockers and Suh and JP are long in the tooth. Some bad ass line studs should be first priority. And same for a linebacker.

  28. Hope springs eternal Says:

    So far half way through first round only 2 linemen selected. Could there be another Wirfs twin type available at 32? Brady’s knees hope so!

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  30. Ash Says:

    I’m sorry his route running is not good and nowhere near the level of elijah’s and he is what 5’7″ really good with the ball in his hands not saying he is a bad player but elijah is just better

  31. lambchop Says:

    Why in the hell would we have gone WR at #32 when there are other positions where depth was needed? I love the Tryon pick. JPP ain’t playin forever.

    Our WR group is the deepest position. SMH.