WR Mike Moore (Georgia) - Undrafted Free Agent
One of Matthew Stafford's former targets at Georgia has found his way to the Lions via an undrafted free agent deal. The wide receiver position is not exactly hurting for depth or anything, and spots could be pretty limited depending on how many receivers the Lions actually decide to keep on the active roster. Like most of the UDFAs, Moore's odds of making the team aren't great, but let's take a look at the former Georgia Bulldog anyways.
Positives: Nice-sized receiver with reliable pass catching skills. On the same page as his quarterback, extends to make the reception away from his frame, and looks the pass into his hands. Uses his frame to shield away defenders and adjusts to the throw, making the reception in stride. Named team captain as a senior.
Negatives: Lacks foot speed and not getting separation down the field. Does not display quickness running routes. Marginally productive the past four seasons.
Analysis: Moore has been a solid team player at Georgia, yet he lacks the great upside for the next level. He could make it as a fifth receiver if he proves his worth on special teams this summer.
NFL Draft Bible (from before the 2009 season):
Skinny: Even though Moore only recorded 29 receptions for 451 yards and two touchdowns in 2008, he has all the necessary tools to become a star wide receiver. He is tall, fast, smart, and has sure hands. You have to remember that he only made six starts last season and is now primed to be an every-down player. Although Matthew Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, and Mohamed Massaquoi have all left for the NFL, Moore should be a bright spot for the Bulldogs offense in 2009.
2006 - 2 receptions, 36 yards, 0 TD
2007 - 3 receptions, 28 yards, 1 TD
2008 - 29 receptions, 451 yards, 2 TD
2009 - 25 receptions, 249 yards, 5 TD
Highlights focusing on Moore's receptions:
Highlights focusing on Moore's blocking:
Outlook for 2010
Moore's best bet to make the team is if the Lions decide to take five receivers and he excels on special teams. I doubt there is room for him on the active roster, though, so his best bet at sticking around with the Lions in 2010 is by being on the practice squad. Like I have hinted at before, most of these UDFAs are likely destined for the practice squad if they even make it that far, so there will definitely be a common theme in this section of the scouting reports.