The Indianapolis Colts have had a relatively quiet offseason thus far. It was expected that Chris Ballard would spend some money, but so far the biggest moves have been re-signing cornerback Xavier Rhodes and wide receiver TY Hilton. Now, the team could still look for more help at wideout and Purdue’s Rondale Moore could be a target in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Moore is one of the most intriguing prospects in the upcoming draft class. He may not end up being a first-round pick, but his physical ability and talent could see him develop into a star at the next level.
After a huge freshman season that saw Moore rack up 114 receptions for 1,258 yards and 12 touchdowns, he has had a couple of disappointing years with the Boilermakers. In 2019, he caught 29 passes for 387 yards and two touchdowns. Then, in 2020, he ended up with 35 receptions for 270 yards, but did not play much due to his decision on COVID-19.
One NFL scout believes the Colts could very well still pursue Rondale Moore, even with Michael Pittman Jr. and Hilton as their top two receivers.
“Chris Ballard is going to want to surrounding Carson Wentz with as much talent as possible. Moore could slide in as a deep threat or a slot wideout. His speed alone would make him a lethal weapon and the Colts have always liked his game.”
It will be interesting to see what the Colts end up doing in the 2021 NFL Draft. Ballard has been known to be active in trade talks as well. Last year, he traded his first-round pick to acquire DeForest Buckner from the San Francisco 49ers.
Offensively, the Colts have to love the direction they are heading. Wentz is a big-time upgrade over Philip Rivers and they were also able to re-sign running back Marlon Mack. Mack and Jonathan Taylor are going to be lethal on the ground.
Frank Reich has a lot of weapons to work with, but adding Rondale Moore would give him another valuable gadget. It would make a lot of sense, although there are other areas that the Colts could target.
Expect to see Moore end up being a major steal for whoever selects him. If it’s the Colts, he will be fun to watch in the high-powered offense the team is going to have.