Seattle Seahawks 2017 seventh round pick David Moore has worked his way up from practice squad player to valuable member of the receiving corps.
Moore played his college football in division two at East Central University in Oklahoma. He spent most of 2017 on the Seahawks practice squad. He was activated for and made his NFL career in the last game of the season against the Arizona Cardinals. He didn’t catch a pass that day, but it set the stage for 2018.
Moore made the final 52 man roster out of this year’s training camp. He started the season primarily on special teams, however, he has moved up the depth chart. He is now the Seahawks third receiver behind Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett.
Moore most often comes in when the Seahawks go to a three-receiver set. He made his first career start against the Cardinals in Arizona where he caught two passes for 39 yards. The next week, in the loss against the Los Angeles Rams, he scored the first two NFL touchdowns of his career.
In the two games that followed, against the Oakland Raiders and the Detroit Lions, he scored a touchdown each. Over the last three games, Moore has a total of four touchdowns. He has 11 catches for 221 yards on the season. Along with Tyler Lockett, Moore is considered a Seahawks deep threat due to his speed.
12s will see more of David Moore the rest of this season not to mention the seasons ahead. He goes to show that it doesn’t matter where you play your college ball. If you are an NFL talent, they will find you.
Being on the Seattle practice squad last year, every team in the NFL had the opportunity to snatch him away from the Seahawks, however, they didn’t know what the Seahawks knew. Just like Chris Carson, he is playing like a high draft pick instead of a seventh-rounder. You can say general manager John Schneider and the Hawks scouting staff know how to find good players especially in the bottom half of the draft.
David Moore and Chris Carson give hope to every late round or unheralded player who is trying to make his NFL dream a reality. Tuesday the Seahawks released veteran receiver Brandon Marshall so Moore will see much more action coming up.