Player Evaluation: Jordan Moore
Class of 2021 Quarterback Jordan Moore will play out his senior season at Loyola Blakefield. At approximately 6’1” 175 lbs. this Jordan Moore shows much promise on the football field. A player that comes into this season with a chance to establish himself as a wanted commodity among college scouts. Moore’s skills are utilized in […]
Class of 2021 Quarterback Jordan Moore will play out his senior season at Loyola Blakefield. At approximately 6’1” 175 lbs. this Jordan Moore shows much promise on the football field. A player that comes into this season with a chance to establish himself as a wanted commodity among college scouts. Moore’s skills are utilized in a multitude of ways by his team which makes him an interesting prospect to watch on film. This article will look to analyze Jordan Moore’s overall game. Describing his strengths and areas of improvement that make him up as a football player.
The 3-star recruit per Rivals.com has a plethora of strengths that make up his game. These include his arm strength, ability to throw on the run, and his running ability at the quarterback position. Beginning with his arm strength Moore displays this skill constantly on film as he does a great job throwing deep balls that hit receivers in stride. As you rarely see his receivers slow up to come back to the football on his deeper throws. He also displays his arm strength when making throws to the boundaries or sidelines outside of the numbers. As you can always gauge a Quarterback’s arm strength by his ability to hit his receivers on patters ran outside the numbers. Moore because of this arm strength can make any throw, which is always a skill people want in their quarterback.
In terms of his ability to throw on the run as a QB this is an added quirk for what at times is a stationary position. Moore combines his athleticism and throwing accuracy to be able to make throws on the run to either side of the field. HE displays a comfort in this skill hitting his receivers in between the numbers often on these throws. While placing the ball in the best spot to give his receiver a chance to catch the ball and protect it from coming defenders. This skill is especially useful when the play breaks down or it is a designed rollout on offense. He shows great escape ability and does in many spots show the willingness to keep his eyes down the field and make throws on the move. Loyola also utilizes his ability to run as a passer by running designed rollout plays. Utilizing his two greatest skills to make him a major playmaker as a dual threat quarterback. This ability to throw the ball on the move as a QB only makes him more versatile as a passer.
As far as his running ability this part stands out because of the elusiveness and quickness he displays as a runner. His ability to run as a QB makes him a threat from any area of the field to make a play. This skill buys him time when coverage is quality to extend plays and allow his receivers to uncover. While it also gives him the chance once a play breaks down to escape the pocket and make plays with his legs to moves the chains for his offense. His elusiveness as a runner makes him difficult to tackle in the open field and allows him to create yards after avoiding the initial defender. This makes him capable to gain chunk yards with his legs and compromise the defense making them defend all players that could touch the ball on a play. Moore’s ability to run does shine in his skillset and is major asset that compliments his overall game well.
Moore does a lot of things well at the QB position, though does still have some things he can work on. Moore with continued experience will need to grow his understanding his reading of defenses. This not only will help him get the ball out quicker to available targets but avoid him holding the ball for too long at times. He also needs to be more consistent with his footwork in the pocket to better maneuver it as a QB. While also being able to grow more comfortable in his mechanics and deliver balls from the pocket. If Moore also works on his accuracy further, he will become a pinpoint passer at the position. Moore overall as a player has the skillset to be a major playmaker at the quarterback position. A player that has a variable set of talents that make him a dual threat as a player. Moore currently has 19 offers from colleges. Including Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Temple he has a wide variety of schools interested in him. Moore with a strong senior year should see his stock rise and become another quality QB prospect out of the DMV area.