Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports is bullish on the talents of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Skyy Moore, saying he’s going to be an “instant star.”
The 2022 NFL Draft was loaded with pass catchers who are ready to turn heads from the outset of their careers in pro offenses. Wide receivers and tight ends are coming in more ready than ever to make the leap to the National Football League given their training, and the talent in this particular class was loaded. Fortunately for the Kansas City Chiefs, they might have a player ready to be the most productive of all in 2022.
Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports is particularly bullish on one rookie wideout more than any other for the coming season: Skyy Moore, a second-round pick out of Western Michigan made by the Chiefs. Moore was hardly the first wide receiver taken overall, but his talent mixed with opportunity has Trapasso feeling quite good about this immediate impact—or the potential for it.
In a recent column counting down the five wide receiver rookies poised to make the biggest impact, he listed Moore at the very top and didn’t mince words in his description.
"But Moore’s skill set is too dazzling for him not to take off in Kansas City’s creatively potent attack. He dusts press coverage at the line, runs violently sharp routes, tracks it like a power forward on the outside, and is a smaller version of Deebo Samuel when it comes to bouncing off tacklers. Moore will be an instant star."
Moore led Western Michigan last season with 95 catches for 1,292 yards and 10 touchdowns, and he became the Chiefs’ primary investment at a position of need this offseason. The Chiefs also added free agents like JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but Moore is the key long-term investment after trading away Tyreek Hill.
The Chiefs do have Travis Kelce and the aforementioned veterans as other potential pass catchers, including Mecole Hardman, but Trapasso believes Moore’s talents will win out and provide him enough opportunities to turn heads on a league-wide level. Given the targets vacated by Hill as well as former Chiefs wideouts Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson, there are definitely opportunities available for someone.
If Moore looks like an instant star on offense, the Chiefs are going to not only enjoy his efforts on the field, but general manager Brett Veach will look even better after an offseason of significant change.