The Denver Broncos don’t necessarily need much at the wide receiver position after addressing it with three of their selections in last year’s NFL Draft, but it doesn’t hurt to do their due diligence. According to Justin Melow of The Draft Network, the Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore has met with the team through a virtual meeting.
The five-foot-nine, 180-pound wide receiver is projected to go as high as the 20s of the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
What exactly does this mean for the Broncos?
Tim Patrick could be hitting free agency this offseason, so maybe the Broncos are preparing for that possibility. Even though Patrick and Moore are different styles of players, it still could be a reason for the meeting.
Also, I believe Patrick should be brought back.
Every team is constantly looking for players that are better than their current guys and what Moore could help at the most is at the returner spot, in place of Diontae Spencer.
Spencer is by no means a bad return man, but his contract is up this offseason and he will become an exclusive rights free agent. So, the question is, would Moore bring a bigger spark to the return game than Spencer has?
The Broncos drafted Jerry Jeudy in the first round, K.J. Hamler in the second round, and Tyrie Cleveland in the seventh round of last year’s NFL Draft, but bringing in a guy like Moore would be a lot of fun to see in this offense.
If Pat Shurmur can use him properly, and the Broncos figure out their quarterback position (whether that be improvement by Drew Lock or an upgrade), Moore could excel.
There are questions about Moore’s durability, especially as a high draft selection. He’s unfortunately played in just seven games in the last two years combined. That alone worries me, especially for a team that has bigger needs elsewhere.
With free agency quickly approaching in the NFL, the market is filled with talented players that I think the Denver Broncos should consider in 2021.
The Broncos obviously have more pressing needs than wide receiver, and it would not surprise me if they don’t draft a wide receiver this year, but adding Rondale Moore would be fun.