Every preseason game is important. But this week’s game could determine whether second-year wide receiver J’Mon Moore makes the Green Bay Packers’ 53-man roster next month.
Moore had a frustrating game against the Houston Texans last week, struggling with drops before finally catching a one-yard touchdown from Tim Boyle. Moore ended the game on a positive note, but he now needs to build on that.
The Packers are on the road for their second preseason contest against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.
Moore still has a great chance to make the roster. In last week’s game, he had four targets and gained separation from his defender on multiple occasions. He was in position to make the catch but just couldn’t bring it in. Had he made those catches, it would’ve been a completely different game for Moore.
And that also shows just how quickly things can change. If he puts in a strong performance against the Ravens, all of a sudden Moore could move up the depth chart. He’s a talented player, and the Packers picked him in the fourth round last year for a reason.
But there is a lot of competition at wide receiver. Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are just about set in the top three positions on the depth chart. Equanimeous St. Brown and Jake Kumerow are also both likely to make the roster.
The second preseason game will go a long way to determining which wide receiver looks most likely to make the Packers’ roster. After a disappointing performance against the Texans, Moore has a great opportunity to get back on track this week against the Ravens.