Purdue Football: Rondale Moore improves draft stock with huge Pro Day

Rondale Moore, Purdue football (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Rondale Moore, Purdue football (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Rondale Moore had a monster performance at Purdue football’s pro day ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft. The star receiver’s stock is on the rise.

The career of Rondale Moore in West Lafayette did not exactly end how anyone would have liked. The star Purdue receiver was an All-American as a freshman in 2018 before suffering a season-ending injury in 2019 and then sitting out for most of 2020.

Moore was one of the top receivers in the country and could have had a truly special career with the Boilermakers, but injuries caused him to miss a ton of time. He will still be remembered as one of the most naturally talented players to come through West Lafayette and that’ll be easier if he excels at the next level like many believe he will.

Well, he got off to a solid start on Tuesday with a huge pro day which should only improve his NFL draft stock.


Moore may stand just 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds, but he’s muscular for his frame and his athleticism is off the chart. Just look at his numbers above.

A 4.29 40-yard dash at the Purdue Pro Day would put him close to the top of the all-time NFL Combine charts in terms of 40-yard dashes. Some of the best 40s of all time are in the 4.22-4.28 range so he would be right outside that and he could probably even find himself right in the mix by the time the NFL draft rolls around.

As for his vertical, a 42.5-inch leap is up there with the best of all time as well. In fact, the highest-recorded vertical in NFL Combine history is 46 inches back in 2005 by North Carolina safety Gerald Sensabaugh.

Moore was already considered a late-first round prospect but these numbers have to only help his stock and he could be a mid-first rounder by the end of April.

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