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The Most Undervalued WR of the 2013 Class: The Next Marques Colston, or the Next Dwight Jones?

4eb9e18e3f08b.imageMy hiatus has been so long that I feel as if I started writing this article a month ago. Oh, wait, I did. Anyway, this piece (about the WR I think is the most undervalued in the 2013 class) has been put off for so long that it now feels almost obsolete. Still, the guy I have dubbed “Marshall Colston” deserves some press. Here I want to make a case for Texas Tech’s Darrin Moore as the most undervalued WR in the 2013 Draft. I’ve written a similarly themed article about one of my favorite 2013 rookie RBs, and as much as I like that guy I may like Moore a little bit . . . more. (I’m killing it.) I understand a certain irony exists in championing a guy as the most underrated in the draft when he went UNDRAFTED, but I still think he possesses value—if he can ever stick on a roster. He attended the Cowboys minicamp on a tryout basis—and he reportedly quit after one day of practices. On Twitter the day after leaving minicamp he said, “All good things come to an end,” implying that he now plans to retire. Despite this unfortunate development, I still think he deserves some RotoViz space. (And by “he,” I now mean the research I did a month ago.) If Moore decides to pursue the NFL, I believe he has undeniable upside. He could be a solid WR2 for years. (Just like Marques Colston.) In fact, he strikes me as a mixture of Colston and Brandon Marshall—a big receiver, weighing over 220 lbs, who can play outside or in the slot and win matchups with his size. Although Jon Moore (no relation, I’m sure) has written positively about the big WR here and mentioned his ability to come through in the clutch as well as his red zone prowess, I imagine that some of the other RotoViz writers will not view Moore favorably because of his low market share. Nevertheless, as I did with Cordarrelle Patterson here and here, in talking about Moore I will suggest that—market share aside—his weight, height, receiving yards, and receiving TDs (when considered with certain efficiency stats) are enough to warrant his consideration as a legitimate prospect . . . again, if he can actually make an NFL roster. In short, the case for Darrin Moore is this:

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By Matthew Freedman | @MattFtheOracle | Archive

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