5 Tight Ends in 2021 NFL Draft Matt Nagy could covet
4. Briley Moore, Kansas State
Briley Moore is a player we have already identified as a scheme fit for Matt Nagy. Check out our longer breakdown on the transfer player who excelled in 2020 at Kansas State.
Below you can see the testing numbers for Moore. He is a bit undersized by tight end standards, but like Kylen Granson, could be best utilized as a move tight end who can play flexed out, and in the backfield just as much as he does in-line.
Neither Granson nor Moore is the shiftiest in space, but Moore provides a bit more to his projection at this point. To start, he is more equipped to handle blocking duties, although neither have the size or length to hang with defensive ends on the edge. Still, as a motioning tight end across the line, we have seen Moore put his body into the backside defender to seal of blocks.
Granson is also more of a horizontal threat with the ball in his hands, while Moore worked down the middle of the field more. Below is a highlight of Moore scoring a touchdown in traffic and hanging onto a contested catch.
His upside is limited due to his size, but this is a player with versatility on offense and the ability to be used in a variety of ways. Again, a team would have to have a mindset to use him like a Trey Burton type player, and that makes him a potential fit in a Matt Nagy offense.
Briley Moore has a fifth-round grade from PFF, and a late sixth, early seventh from the Athletic. If he does fall into the sixth round, he is a player the Chicago Bears have to keep an eye on.