2021 NFL Draft: 5 teams who could draft Rondale Moore in the first round

Rondale Moore, Chicago Bears (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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Cam Newton, New England Patriots
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3. New England Patriots

Like the Bears, it’s probably a little shocking to see the New England Patriots on here, especially after selecting N’Keal Harry in the first round in the 2019 draft. But, this team could use some playmakers outside of Harry. Julian Edelman isn’t getting any younger, and neither is Mohamed Sanu. The Patriots also are very young at the tight end position, a position that is one of the toughest for early impact.

If the Patriots commit to Cam Newton long-term, that would put them out of the running to select a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft, at least early on. Instead, Bill Belichick and company could elect to get Newton a big-play threat in Rondale Moore.

Moore’s versatility would be a welcome sight in New England, an organization that loves that trait on both sides of the ball. James White has been a true weapon with the Patriots for several seasons now, and the organization has kicked the tires on players like Cordarrelle Patterson.

Moore could dominate in the slot or on the perimeter, and get involved in the running game while also providing a deep threat for Newton. While it seems unlikely the Patriots select another first-round receiver, the offense was the unit that struggled the most in 2019.