Carolina Panthers draft: 5 Big Ten players on the radar in 2021

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Carolina Panthers Prospect No. 3: Rondale Moore (WR) – Purdue

If Curtis Samuel decides to take his chances elsewhere in free agency next spring. The Carolina Panthers will need another playmaker at the wide receiver spot in no uncertain terms.

A ready-made replacement is coming out of the college system in 2021 that could fill this void if terms cannot be agreed on a contract extension with Samuel. Rondale Moore is an electrifying playmaker with the ball in his hands. And providing he has fully recovered from a serious hamstring injury that cut his 2019 campaign at Purdue short, then someone is going to have a real player on their hands.

Moore burst onto the scene for the Boilermakers in 2018 with 114 receptions, 1,258 yards, and 14 touchdowns. This also saw the wideout gain 213 rushing yards and two scores with a lofty 10.1 yards-per-carry average to further highlight his overall influence.

The player possesses a low center of gravity that makes him incredibly tough to bring down. Moore’s time in college has been littered with memorable highlights. And although he is not classed as your stereotypical wide receiver in terms of build. There is nothing to suggest his elite speed and elusiveness cannot become an instant hit in the NFL.

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Getting away from tight coverage might be a problem for Moore against physical cornerbacks in a professional environment. And the injury history is another red flag he will need to alleviate during the evaluation process.