Draft prospect Skyy Moore draws intriguing Lions-related comparison

Skyy Moore is on the rise after a strong combine performance, and he has drawn an intriguing Lions-related comp.

College football fans in the state of Michigan are surely somewhat familiar with Western Michigan wide receiver Skyy Moore. There’s even a chance the Detroit Lions take him in April’s draft.

Moore had a big final season in Kalamazoo, with 95 receptions (ninth in FBS) for 1,292 yards (second in the MAC) and 10 touchdowns (tied for first in the MAC). Over a 10-game stretch last season, he posted 89 catches for 1,234 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Moore has been an interesting draft prospect all along. Then he did quite well at the NFL Combine this week, with a 4.41 40-yard dash, a 10-foot-5-inch broad jump and a 34.5 vertical, while measuring 5-foot-9 and-a-half and 195 pounds with 10-and-a-quarter-inch hands.

Moore’s game tape paired well with what he did in on-field combine drills, which prompted NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah to make a declaration.

Skyy Moore draws intriguing Lions-related comp

Kent Lee Platte is a must-follow for football fans on Twitter during draft season, and any other time really. As combine workouts are completed and official results come out, he posts each prospect’s Relative Athletic Score (RAS). At times he posts comparables from the past, which can be interesting, have a team-related angle or both.

For Moore, the comp is Lions-related and intriguing all at once.

Golden Tate is one of the best free agent signings in recent Lions’ history. He had at least 90 catches in all four full seasons he spent in Detroit (2014-2017), with over 1,000 yards three times. He was an after-the-catch stud, which as Platte cited makes it hilarious (and interesting, as a practical football application) that he didn’t do well in agility drills (3-cone, shuttle) at the 2010 combine.

Moore and Tate are remarkably similar in many of the metrics used to come up with their RAS, right down to the 3-cone and shuttle times. Moore is definitely hoping to have a long career like Tate, as the latter looks for his next opportunity in 2022.