A lot of what dictates how successful a rookie can be is where they land. Some teams are excellent at identifying exact needs and players that will fit those needs, leading to production right out of the gate. Other teams aren’t as successful, leading to young players struggling early on before breaking out with a new organization. One of the best potential fits for any young player right now happens to be the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 2022 NFL Draft provided another 262 players an opportunity to live out their dream as professional football players. While not all of them will be successful, several players landed in advantageous situations.
One of the players that analysts are looking forward to seeing is wide receiver Skyy Moore. Moore was selected in the second round by the Kansas City Chiefs, No. 54 overall. He couldn’t have landed in a better spot.
Moore has a chance to step into a huge role right out of the gate. Kansas City traded Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins this offseason, leaving a huge void atop their depth chart. With Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle also moving on, Moore will have plenty of opportunities to step in and play right away.
The team did sign veterans JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in free agency, which will help. But it is Moore that people are most excited about. Mike Renner is expecting big things from Moore, as he believes he can surpass the 1,000-yard mark as a rookie.
When you have Patrick Mahomes throwing you passes and coaches such as Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy running the offense, the opportunities are there to rack up stats right away. Last season at Western Michigan, Moore showed just how dominant he could be.
In 12 games he caught 95 passes for 1,292 yards and 10 touchdowns. While not as shifty and elusive as Hill, he does bring some similar capabilities to the offense to help replace the Chiefs’ former leading receiver.
There arguably wasn’t a better situation for Moore to land in. He should make some noise during his rookie season and could very easily pace Kansas City’s receivers in yardage this upcoming season. Mahomes will be looking for a new No. 1 go-to pass catcher and there is no reason Moore can’t turn into that during his first season in the league.