It has been widely discussed, but the 2021 NFL Draft wide receiver class is chock-full of guys who could fill a role and be effective for a team. This year’s class is full of talented players that you could find in any round of the draft, but a player that has consistently gone under the radar is Ole Miss wide receiver, Elijah Moore.
Moore has been a rising player, gaining an expanding role in every season played in, but really coming to life this past season accumulating his first 1,000-yard season as he continued to be the focal point of the Ole Miss offense.
Looking at the box score for Elijah Moore
This past season Moore finished with 86 receptions for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns, which is of course in only eight games this season. He started the season off hot and did not slow down, finishing with three games over the 225 receiving yard mark, and three others over the 100-yard mark. Moore’s season was very impressive, and if it wasn’t for the historic season Devonta Smith had, Moore would have got the recognition he deserved.
While 2020 was the first time Moore passed the 1,000 yard mark, he has been the guy in that Ole Miss offense for quite some time, it was just revealed once a quarterback actually entered the offense. In 2019, Moore had 850 receiving yard season on 67 receptions. Those marks were first on the team by a long shot with the team’s second receiving leader having a mere 192 yards.
Despite a season where he finished second in the FBS in receiving yards, Moore remains an under-the-radar prospect in this year’s receiving class.