Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Denarius Moore, the soft handed rookie wide receiver from Tennessee, has found a home with the Oakland Raiders offense, now being led by ex-Bengal quarterback Carson Palmer. Owner Al Davis’ passion for speed and size was well documented, and this wide-out is no exception at six feet one, 195 pounds, and posting 4.3 times at the 2011 NFL combine. Often criticized for his draft day decisions, and free agent busts, Al Davis appears to have left the Raiders with a fine cast of receivers, Denarius Moore possibly the cream of the crop. As a senior at Tennessee in 2010, Moore became only the seventh Volunteer to exceed 2000 yards after posting the seventh best season in school history with 981 yards and nine touchdowns. He was considered the teams best deep threat with 40 catches, racking up 540 yards, and seven receiving touchdowns. The Tatum, Texas native is a technician at adjusting routes, and snatching balls in traffic and high points in space. Battling teams in the SEC with the Vols terribly inconsistent play was not the only adversity Denarius Moore found himself facing at Tennessee. On and off the field struggles possibly hampered his prospects as a higher round [...]
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