Chiefs second-round rookie Skyy Moore showed playmaking ability in the early stages of training camp in Kansas City’s revamped receiver room.
Andy Reid’s offense isn’t easy for rookies to learn, but Moore said he’s already starting to make strides.
“It’s starting to hit,” he said Thursday, via Arrowhead Pride. “I feel like everything in this offense is a counter — e.g., we run this play — and this play is a counter to this play. So once you learn the basics of everything, it starts to click a lot quicker. “
Moore said he benefited from working out with Mahomes during the offseason in Texas, one reason he’s already comfortable in the offense.
“At the end of the day, he has the keys to the car,” Moore said of Mahomes. “‘Just tell me what you want me to do.’ That’s how I see it. Does it want to be like this? I’ll do it like this.”
Coming out of Western Michigan, Moore was productive and proved he could win drives off the line of scrimmage. He has the ability to create space with leverage and his big hands allow him to trap the ball on the move.
As a tight end receiver, the rookie could play a major role in an offense that includes newcomers Marquez Valdes-Scantling and JuJu Smith-Schuster and returning Mecole Hardman.
While he doesn’t have blazing speed like Tyreek Hill, Moore can move around the Chiefs’ offense and has seen snaps in the backfield during training camp.
Asked about the passes from Mahomes, Moore quipped:
“With Pat, you won’t get busted. So, we’re just a bunch of Minions running around out there.”
The rookie left practice Tuesday with a hip injury but returned Wednesday no worse for wear. He downplayed the injury.
“I just tweaked it a little bit,” he said. “[I] fell awkwardly. I’m cool now. It was a small change.”
When preseason action picks up, Moore will be one to watch. He has the potential to play a big role on offense if he continues to make strides on offense and earn Mahomes’ trust.