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J’Mon Moore will be fighting for targets with 2 other Green Bay rookies

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NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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).

Moore was, as expected, thrilled to get the call.

“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

Player Age Pos Gm Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/Catch Yds/Target
Player Age Pos Gm Targets Catches Yards TD Yds/Catch Yds/Target
Davante Adams 25 WR 14 117 74 885 10 12.0 7.6
Randall Cobb 27 WR 15 92 66 653 4 9.9 7.1
Jordy Nelson (released) 32 WR 15 88 53 482 6 9.1 5.5
Geronimo Allison 23 WR 15 39 23 253 0 11.0 6.5
Martellus Bennett (waived) 30 TE 7 38 24 233 0 9.7 6.1
Lance Kendricks 29 TE 16 35 18 203 1 11.3 5.8
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
Trevor Davis 24 WR
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.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers
Davante Adams (17) and Randall Cobb (18)

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