One of the biggest question marks for the Oakland Raiders heading into the 2013 NFL season was the wide receiver position. Although there’s plenty of talent at the position with Denarius Moore, Rod Streater, Brice Butler and Jacoby Ford, no one emerged as the number one option for quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
With the first five games in the books for the Raiders, Moore seems to be stepping up his game and creating some much needed chemistry with Pryor. Moore recently talked about the chemistry building with Pryor saying the following via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com:
“I’m feeling confidence from within myself and from the team,” Moore said. “Terrelle and I are really starting to click. It started in practice, and now we’re transferring it to the games.”
In five games, Moore has caught 20 passes for 317 yards and three touchdowns. Although the reception total isn’t all that impressive for a player looking to be the number one option for Pryor, the numbers are solid and Moore could be in for a big year statistically as a result.
With Moore seemingly taking a backseat to Rod Streater during the preseason, the consensus was last year’s standout would emerge as the number one option in the passing. Through the first five games, Streater has 16 receptions for 228 yards and a touchdown.
It may still be early in the season with a lot more football to be played, but it’s clear Moore has been Pryor’s favorite target.