Ole Miss – Elijah Moore, Wide Receiver, Junior
There’s an elephant in the room when mentioning Elijah Moore, or maybe in this case a dog. Despite a well-rounded season, he is still remembered as the player who acted like a urinating dog after a touchdown in the Egg Bowl that resulted in a penalty and cost Ole Miss the game. However, that fire and energy is something some teams actually like to have a little bit of, and with his stats, it could all be worth it.
After Ole Miss watched A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf go to the NFL and produce strong rookie seasons, it was Moore that stepped up on campus. Playing in all 12 games, Moore hauled in 67 receptions, nearly 50 more than the second-most on the team. Of those 67 receptions, six turned into touchdowns and resulted in a total of 850 receiving yards.
On the surface, that stat line isn’t much to show NFL readiness, but for Ole Miss, that might be as close as they get. During the 2020 NFL Draft, they were the only SEC team to not have a player selected. With two years left of eligibility, Moore doesn’t have to go to the NFL next year, but if he blossoms the way Brown and Metcalf did before him, then the NFL could be the next step for him when the season comes to a close.