Top Big Ten draft prospects for Bengals fans to keep an eye on
Bengals draft watch: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
On the Bengals’ current roster, wide receiver does not appear to be a big need. With players like Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, and A.J. Green, their starting trio of receivers, is among the most talented in the league. Auden Tate and John Ross III are also on the roster, giving the Bengals one of the deepest receiver rooms in the league. However, that talent and depth may not hold up after the upcoming offseason.
Green and Ross are both free agents after this season. As it currently stands, neither seems likely to make a return in 2021. Green was seen on the sidelines allegedly voicing his desire to be traded during the Bengals’ loss to the Ravens in week five. As for Ross, reports show that the fourth-year receiver also has requested a trade. If those two receivers leave in the offseason, giving Joe Burrow more weapons will become a major area of focus.
Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore would be the perfect addition to the Bengals’ receiver room. Without Ross, the offense will have virtually no speed to stretch the field with. Moore would fill that hole in a big way.
Moore is a receiver with blazing speed who can be an electric weapon alongside Boyd and Higgins. He can attack the defense at all levels and carry the ball like a running back after the catch.
Overall, adding Moore would give the Bengals an element of speed that is desperately needed in their receiving core if they are to keep up with the high-powered offenses of today’s NFL. Moore, Boyd, and Higgins would give Burrow a young trio of receivers to light the league up with for years to come.