Lost within the layers and depth of Russell Wilson’s magical season are the lesser-known, but vitally important players. These athletes give the Seattle Seahawks another piece to threaten defenses. While everyone with eyesight knows DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, another receiver quietly goes about his job, keeping the chains moving. While many may not know David Moore, sit down and read all about him.
In 2017, the Seahawks drafted Moore out of tiny East Central University. Located in Ada, Oklahoma, the small school lays claim to two baseball Hall of Famers and pass-rusher extraordinaire Mark Gastineau. Yet, for decades talent from that college mostly went unnoticed. When the Hawks chose Moore, few thought of him as anything but a back end roster filler. In drafts, especially late, teams pick intrigue guys or those with special teams potential. After signing, Seattle waived him, and signed him to the practice squad. For many players, this looked to be the end of the road. Later that year, the Seahawks activated him.
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Over the past three seasons, he tallied 78 catches and thirteen touchdowns. More importantly, he reduced the fumbled and improved his catch percentage to 74% this season. This weekend, much of the Rams’ attention focuses on the bigger-named receivers. Under those circumstances, Moore can work against weaker corners, giving Wilson bailouts on rollouts. The Rams may account for him, but never gameplan for him. In that case, the receiver owns the advantage. Watch for Moore to snag at least a half-dozen targets and probably a crucial one.
Within the last regular-season victory on Sunday, he received a gift. Instead of a kneeldown, Russell Wilson called for a pop pass to Moore. Why? With that catch, Moore secured a 100,000 dollar incentive bonus. Wilson thought enough of him to make sure that Moore and his family received that six-figure check. David Moore may not determine the Seattle playoff fate, he will play a hand in it.