No. 5 – Skyy Moore – Sophomore – Western Michigan
Skyy Moore, a rising Sophomore from New Kensington, Pennsylvania, burst onto the scene in 2019 with 51 receptions and 802 yards. He added 4 total touchdowns. Moore improved as the season progressed – compiling 301 of his 802 yards in November. His best game occurred against Ohio when he caught 4 passes for 162 yards. At 5’9″ 195 lbs., Moore was selected as a first team All-Mid-American player in his first year of college football.
Pro Football Focus ranked Moore as the 21st Wide Receiver for the 2020 season. They wrote of the Western Michigan Wide Receiver:
As a true freshman, Skyy Moore was both the most targeted receiver on the Western Michigan roster and the highest-graded wideout on the team. Moore exploded upfield out of horizontal routes better than anyone else, as he averaged an FBS-high 13.2 yards after the catch per reception on those.
Western Michigan’s 2019 Quarterback, Jon Wassink, does not return this year. It could greatly affect Moore’s 2020 production. But, whoever earns the starting nod in Kalamazoo will target Moore frequently.
In addition to his role as a Wide Receiver, he may return punts and kickoffs. In 2019, Moore only carried the ball once but this number will go up this year as Moore becomes a centerpiece of the Western Michigan offense. Notre Dame will need to be aware of Moore and his big play ability when the Broncos travel to play in Notre Dame Stadium on September 19th.