3 Most Likely Teams to Draft Elijiah Moore

Three of the most likely NFL teams to draft Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore.
Three of the most likely NFL teams to draft Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore. / Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

As the 2021 NFL Draft nears, there are several talented wide receivers who are projected to be selected in the first round. One of them happens to be Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore.

Moore spent three seasons with the Ole Miss Rebels, but his most recent campaign might have been his most impressive. In 2020, Moore set career highs in receptions (86), receiving yards (1,193) and touchdowns (8). His play earned him first-team All-SEC and consensus All-American Honors. To make things even more impressive, he accomplished all that while only playing eight games.

Here's a look at three teams that are likely to select Moore at the 2021 NFL Draft.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 32)

After bringing back most of their team following their Super Bowl victory, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can afford to draft the best player available at No. 32. Antonio Brown remaining unsigned means the team could use someone of Moore's talents. In fact, PFF has the Buccaneers taking Moore in one of their recent mock drafts to be QB Tom Brady's newest slot receiver. With Moore's skill, it's hard to imagine Brady not loving to target him.

2. Philadelphia Eagles (No. 37)

With Moore projecting to be a late-first round selection in some mock drafts, there's the chance that he could fall to the second round. If that's the case, the Philadelphia Eagles should scoop him up at No. 37. The Eagles averaged 207.9 passing yards per game last season (28th) and could use the help. Without a clear-cut No. 1 receiver on their team right now, Moore could slide in at the start of the season and assume a major role in the offense.

1. Kansas City Chiefs (No. 31)

With Sammy Watkins leaving for the Baltimore Ravens over the offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs don't have an obvious No. 2 wide receiver after Tyreek Hill. While they do still have Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson, neither player has been consistent enough to fill the role until proven otherwise. That's where Elijah Moore comes in. He clocked in a 4.32-second 40-yard dash at Ole Miss' pro day, proving that he has the wheels to keep up with Patrick Mahomes' arm strength. If the Chiefs want to get back to the Super Bowl again, Moore could be one of the missing pieces.

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