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DJ Moore Disrespected by PFF's Wide Receiver Rankings

Devon Platana
Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore has been disrespected by ProFootballFocus' latest wide receiver power rankings.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore has been disrespected by ProFootballFocus' latest wide receiver power rankings. / Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
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As the NFL offseason progresses, Pro Football Focus has begun releasing its annual positional power rankings for the upcoming season. One of these lists takes a look at the top-32 wide receivers in the league. While some rankings feel right, such as Green Bay's Davante Adams at No. 1, others feel flat out wrong.

In the case of Carolina Panthers wideout D.J. Moore, PFF didn't even have him ranked anywhere on the list. Meanwhile, they included the likes of Courtland Sutton (No. 28), who missed all but one game in 2020, and Tyler Boyd (No. 32), who didn't even hit the 900-yard mark last season. Both of those wide receivers are tremendously talented, but it's pretty disrespectful to say that Moore isn't on their level or above it.

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It's just hard to think how PFF doesn't consider Moore to be one of the top-32 wideouts in the NFL. While he might. not have Pro Bowl or All-Pro honors yet, neither do a few of the other players who did make the list. Besides, the Panthers receiver is just 24 years old and has already shown how important he is to Carolina's offense. Even with running back Christian McCaffrey and fellow wideout Robby Anderson on the roster, there's no doubt about Moore's importance to his team.

In the 2021 season, Moore tallied 66 receptions in 15 games for 1,193 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. It was also the second campaign in a row that he recorded 1,000-plus yards in a season. It's just mindboggling that he can put up these types of numbers, yet people still doubt if he's a No. 1 receiver in the NFL.

It'll be interesting to see how Moore plays with new No. 1 quarterback Sam Darnold this season. If the wideout can hit the 1,000-yard mark for the third straight season with the former New York Jets signal-caller, no one should be questioning his talents anymore.


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