Skyy Moore Drafted by Chiefs: Kansas City's Updated Depth Chart After Round 2

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVApril 30, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 03: Skyy Moore #WO19 of  Western Michigan runs a drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 03, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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Another wide receiver is off the board.

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Western Michigan's Skyy Moore with the No. 54 overall pick of the 2022 NFL draft on Friday.

Here is a look at where the 21-year-old will fit into his new team's depth chart as a rookie:

WR 1: JuJu Smith-Schuster

WR 2: Marquez Valdes-Scantling

WR 3: Mecole Hardman, Skyy Moore, Josh Gordon

Wide receiver was one of the spotlight positions heading into this draft, with players such as Garrett Wilson, Drake London, Chris Olave, Jameson Williams, Treylon Burks, Jahan Dotson, George Pickens, Christian Watson, Alec Pierce and David Bell, among others, all impressing at the collegiate level.

While Moore may be somewhat under the radar compared to the names at powerhouse programs such as Ohio State, Georgia and USC, he was an electrifying playmaker for Western Michigan.

He finished his final season for the Broncos with 95 catches for 1,292 yards and 10 touchdowns and went over 100 receiving yards in seven different games. His big-play potential and ability to take over a game was on full display when he tallied 12 catches for 206 yards and four touchdowns in a November victory over Northern Illinois.

That it came right after he finished with 12 catches for 181 yards and one touchdown against Eastern Michigan likely didn't go unnoticed by NFL scouts.

B/R's NFL Scouting Department ranked Moore as the No. 52 overall player and No. 11 wide receiver in its final big board.

His scouting report from B/R's NFL Scouting Department highlights his ability to beat press coverage, haul in deep balls and make plays on the outside and in the slot as a versatile weapon.

It also suggested "he has the upside of being a good No. 2-type option who can move around the formation and be a chain mover on short and intermediate routes."

That would certainly work for the Chiefs, who now have a new weapon in their aerial attack.

They could use one with Tyreek Hill no longer on the roster, and Moore is in an ideal situation because he will likely see plenty of playing time while not having to worry about drawing too much defensive attention with Travis Kelce, JuJu Smith-Schuster and others lined up alongside him.

Add in star quarterback Patrick Mahomes throwing him the ball, and he has the potential to be a major contributor in his first year.