CFB Player Profile: WR Rondale Moore, Purdue

WR Rondale Moore, Purdue

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HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL): Louisville, KY (Trinity)
247 RATING: .9123
YEAR: Junior

Receiving: 143 catches, 1,645 yards (11.5 ypc), 14 touchdowns
Rushing: 24 rushes, 216 yards (9.0 ypc), 2 touchdowns

Receiving: 29 catches, 387 yards (13.3 ypc), 2 touchdowns
Rushing: 3 rushes, 3 yards (1.0 ypc)


Rondale Moore Breakdown

If you look in the dictionary for the word versatile, you’ll find Rondale Moore’s picture. We didn’t get to see him play the entire year because of an injury, but he’s still one of the best players in all of college football.

Moore became the first true freshman in Big Ten history to be named an All-American in 2018, and just the third ever to do so. His physical abilities are what most people notice, but he also attacks thing off the field as well. Whether it’s studying the playbook or putting in work in the weight room, Moore’s always preparing to get better. This year it was in the rehab department.

The biggest concern about Moore is his workload and durability. Many of us know that he can squat 600 pounds and ran a 4.3 40-yard dash, but he might be featured too much in the offense. With a lack of dynamic playmakers, Moore saw the ball frequently last year up until his injury, and now we must wonder how much his body can handle in the future. If he’s back to 100%, he gives the Boilermakers a threat in multiple facets of the game.

Moore’s blazing fast, and elite at creating space with the football in his hands. He’s strong enough to run over linebackers, and fast enough to run past defensive backs. Purdue finds numerous ways to get him the football, whether that’s as a runner,  receiver or returner. Once he has the ball, the other team gets nervous. Moore’s not the greatest route runner, and teams have found ways to shut him down. If you take away that production, Purdue doesn’t many options outside of him, which kills drives. For now, getting him the ball in space remains one of the biggest cheat codes in all of college football.

Joe Broback
Joe Broback

Joe Broback is a college football contributor for Sports and Fitness Digest.

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