The offseason left a huge hole on the perimeter of the Packers offense. The team released Jordy Nelson without a proven successor. Even though Brian Gutekunst was more aggressive in free agency than his predecessor, wide receiver was a position that was not addressed. Instead Gutekunst drafted three Day 3 receivers.
Third-year receiver Geronimo Allison is expected to open training camp as the starter out wide opposite Davante Adams, with Randall Cobb in the slot. Although it is expected that Jimmy Graham will be used as more of a receiver than a true in-line tight end, the Packers still prefer to use three wide receiver sets with a tight end and single back next to Rodgers. Much like the nickelback on defense, the number three receiver is a starting position.
Allison has shown the makings of a decent third option. Both Allison and Moore are big targets at 6-foot-3. But what Allison lacks, Moore makes up for. Even if you use Moore’s worst 40-yard dash time (4.60) it’s still better than what Allison has done (4.67). But if you take Moore’s 4.48 from his pro day, which the team, tape, and Moore says is more accurate, he can clearly be a better deep threat than Allison.
Moore could give the offense a dynamic it currently lacks. Adams is the clear number one and runs clean, precise routes using quickness to get open. If Cobb can revert back to 2014 form he is as dangerous as there is from the slot. Graham will stress the deep middle of the field and the red zone.
If Moore can develop into the perimeter threat Adams was in his rookie year, he could have a starting position in his grasp.