J’Mon Moore was Mizzou’s only draftee over the weekend, landing with the Green Bay Packers as part of a trio of rookie receivers. Green Bay also took USF’s Marquez Valdes-Scantling (fifth round) and Notre Dame’s Equanimeous St. Brown (sixth).
“Me playing receiver, catching balls from one of the best quarterbacks in the National Football League, I can’t ask for a better situation,” Moore said. “Being able to … just trust that the ball’s going to be where it needs to be without me even asking, that’s just the best feeling, a great feeling. Not many people get to say they have the opportunity I have.” [...]
“My heart burst,” Moore said of the moment he learned he had been drafted. “... That’s a dream come true. Just getting that phone call, knowing that a team believes in you and have selected you to come play for their team, that’s the best feeling in the world. That’s a feeling I’ll never forget.”
That said, what’s he walking into? Here’s the state of the Green Bay receiving corps in the 2018 offseason.
Green Bay Packers receiving corps heading into 2018
|Jordy Nelson (released)||32||WR||15||88||53||482||6||9.1||5.5|
|Martellus Bennett (waived)||30||TE||7||38||24||233||0||9.7||6.1|
|Richard Rodgers (released)||25||TE||15||19||12||160||1||13.3||8.4|
|Jimmy Graham (new)||31||TE||16||96||57||520||10||9.1||5.4|
|J'Mon Moore (rookie)||22||WR|
|Equanimeous St. Brown (rookie)||21||WR|
|Marquez Valdes-Scantling (rookie)||23||WR|
With the departures of Jordy Nelson and tight ends Martellus Bennett and Richard Rodgers, that means 145 of last year’s targets up for grabs. Incoming veteran TE Jimmy Graham will take quite a few of those, but there’s room for at least one of the three rookies, and maybe two, in the rotation.
This Weekend at Rock M
- Have you heard Riley Maher’s story by now? If not, remedy that.
- The KC Star’s Alex Schiffer talked to Dru Smith about his Mizzou commitment.
- Remember Yolanda Kumar? In a Friday news dump of sorts, it appears Jim Sterk told her her academic fraud allegations appear true. She is also officially dissociated with the university. We’ll see what happens next, I guess.
- Man. So ... Mizzou Baseball’s bats woke up just in time for the pitching to fall asleep, and the Tigers just barely dropped a series at No. 13 Kentucky. Game 1 was the 2-1 affair we’ve come to expect (Mizzou had the 1), then Mizzou took a Game-2 shootout, 14-11. Game 3 was absolutely bananas: UK went on a 6-0 run to go up 6-1, then MU went on a 9-0 run to take a comfortable lead. Aaaaaaaand then Kentucky scored five in the bottom of the eighth to win, 11-10. Mizzou’s Brian Sharp and UK’s Kole Cottam each hit grand slams. Hell of a way to drop a series.
- Mizzou Softball’s rearranged schedule featured two pretty damn easy home games over the weekend: wins of 10-0 and 2-0 over UAPB. They moved the Tigers to 28-24 overall and clinched that, even if they get swept by Florida next weekend and lose in the first round of the SEC Softball Tournament (if they qualify), they finish .500 at worst. That makes them eligible for the NCAA Tournament.