Free Agent Profile: Wide Receiver Darnell Mooney

02/20/2024
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WR Darnell Mooney, 5’11”, 174 pounds

Signature Stat: Seventh among all WRs w 21.2 yards/rec out of 12p (Bills passed out of 12p at the third highest rate in the league).

Contract Projection: 3 years, $33M, $11M AAV, $17.5M GTD

Cover 1 Take: Would need Mooney to lose the FA WR Musical Chairs & settle for 1 yr $9M range

Summary: Primarily a slot receiver with boundary capabilities, exhibits exceptional skills in reading blitzes and adjusting routes accordingly, quickly connecting with his quarterback. Known for his reliable hands and smooth catches away from his body, Mooney’s flexibility enables him to deceive defenders with Allen Iverson-like moves and execute routes seamlessly. He demonstrates elite catch mechanics and effortlessly transitions from receiver to runner. Mooney’s shake releases freeze defensive backs, while his agility and graceful movement aid in his fluid route running. Although not possessing top-tier speed, he compensates with good acceleration and adeptness at adjusting to inaccurate passes, making him a quarterback-friendly target.

Signature Skill/Trait: Elusive route running

 

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