Kansas City Chiefs rookie wide receiver Skyy Moore lined up in the backfield and took a handoff during Thursday’s practice.
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While reading too much into a training-camp carry would probably be foolish, every available touch or target in the Kansas City offense is valuable. Remember, wide receiver Tyreek Hill rushed for three touchdowns as a rookie in 2016 with the Chiefs, too.
There are plenty of pundits forecasting Moore could inherit a lot of the 159 targets Hill garnered last season, as the latter was dealt to the Miami Dolphins in March.
Moore lacks some of the speed and athleticism Hill boasts, but if the rookie’s talents are optimized in creative ways, Moore could prove to be an immediate game-breaking threat for the Chiefs.
Hualing in throws from superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes is a cushy gig, too.
There’s definite competition for looks, though.
Tight end Travis Kelce has topped 100 targets and 1,000 receiving yards in six consecutive seasons, and the wide-receiver room includes JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Mecole Hardman.
Additionally, Hardman and Moore boast similar athletic profiles, and Valdes-Scantling also offers plus-speed.
Still, bookmakers respect the potential and aren’t taking any chances with Moore’s Offensive Rookie of the Year Award odds. He’s tied for the fifth shortest number at both DraftKings and FanDuel Sportsbooks, after all.