The Carolina Panthers rookie may have given a preview of what is to come…
Usually Tuesday’s are no fun. However for the Carolina Panthers, their Tuesday started off the right way. As the second week of OTAs got underway, D.J. Moore made a fantastic catch in a preview of what Panther fans might see for years to come.
On this play Moore shows tremendous catching ability as well as focus and balance to bring in the catch one-handed. It is a truly remarkable play when you consider that everything has to go right in order to make a catch like that.
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If I had to guess, these are the types of plays that put Moore so high on the Carolina Panthers draft board. He is not the tallest receiver but if he can make catches like that and use his speed to break away from defenders, he could be in business. Part of it too is due his size, he may need to make catches like this in order to keep the ball away from his defender.
Especially when he is your No. 1 draft pick the Carolina Panthers should be encouraged to see plays like this. Yes, you ideally want him to catch the ball with two hands and maybe not make as flashy a play, but at the very least, it gives reassurance to the organization that they made the right pick.
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There is a very good chance he could see a lot of playing time, particularly if he carries this positive momentum and play into preseason camp in August.