September 23, 2012; Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders Trade Options: Denarius Moore


 

 

Reggie and the Raiders enter the 2014 NFL Draft with hope and excitement, but also without a 5th round pick. Raiders hold seven picks in the draft, with an extra 7th round pick from the Carson Palmer trade, and their 5th round pick in Seattle for the Matt Flynn trade.

The current Oakland Raiders roster is not exactly filled with High Value players. Reggie McKenzie, has been forced to “Destroy and Rebuild” in Oakland, leading to a roster full of young players and mid-level free agents.

Currently, Oakland’s two best players Lamarr Houston and Jared Veldheer are still waiting on contracts. I’m confident both can get signed, with a philosophy of not losing good players to free agency.

Enter Denarius Moore, a talented if not inconsistent wide receiver, who is one of the few, if not only tradable players on the Oakland Raiders roster.

Denarius Moore, is entering his final year of his rookie contract, with a cap hit of a modest $1,436,513 according to overthecap.com. I do not foresee Reggie offering an extension to Moore this year, and he would hit Free Agency in 2015.

So what is Moore’s value in the trade market?

Referencing the Davone Bess trade between the Browns and Dolphins last year, we can find a comparable example. Davone Bess and Denarius Moore are similar in value, give or take. Bess was more productive, but not as dynamic in Miami.

In the 2012 season, Bess had 61 receptions for 778 yards and one touchdown in 13 games, compared to Denarius Moore who in 2013 had 46 receptions for 695 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games.

In the trade, Miami was able to not only move up in the 4th round, but also obtain a 5th rounder from the Browns. The Browns threw in a 7th rounder to seal the deal.

Acquiring a 5th rounder would be a huge win for Reggie, and is where I see Denarius Moore’s value in the trade market. Some potential trade partners include the Cardinals, Jets, and 49ers. All three could use help at the wide receiver position, and could opt for a veteran over a rookie.

The loss of Moore would be minimal with the emergence of Andre Holmes and Rod Streater, and a draft deep on wide receiver talent. I also do not see a move to the slot as a possibility for Moore, who has shown a lack of toughness and inconsistent hands needed for the slot role.

In a year like no other, moving on from Denarius Moore could be the best move for the overall betterment of the team. Reggie would be smart to find interesting ways of obtaining valuable draft picks, in a deep 2014 draft.

 

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  • Bob

    Trade Value = Zero and None. If you have to challenge a player as a man to play hard then he has no value. Pryor, Ford, and Moore are the last of the Scholarship picks by Al Davis and need to go.

  • Raider Grant

    Agreed, a real man puts his best foot forward every day & on every play. Lethargic WR/players give plays away & are easy to read. If your full speed on all plays, grinding, BLOCKING, leaving it all on the field; then your providing yourself & your team with conducive environment to win the day. I would like to see Raiders coaching staff press our WR’s to get more involved with down field blocking & being at full speed as if they rock is coming their way on every play. Only makes for better chances at big run & pass plays. Go Raiders

  • nomoreseasontix

    They should get what they can for him and move on. I can’t count the plays where the ball went to where he was supposed to be on the field, but he was someplace else. Crappy route runner. I’m not sure he gets the playbook. He either doesn’t work very hard, or he’s not very bright.
    Quite a few interceptions the last couple of years should have his name on them.

  • disqus_ImYfV88m8Y

    This is not worth considering.

    First of all, I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets an extension from RM this year, which you did not conider as an option. Surely he’ll be relatively cheap, and for someone who has flashed as much talent as he has, cheapness is good.

    Second, DMoore on the field is worth more than anything anyone would offer for him. At best we could get a 5… and frankly, D Moore is EXACTLY what you hope your fives turn into, a quality contributor who shows flashes of being very good.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Of course they should trade Moore, Al Davis drafted him and he shined in a system under Hue Jackson. Hey this will give another excuse to Reggie when he goes 2-14 next year. He’ll probably ask for an extension from Mark after it too.

    And what do you mean “emergence” from Holmes & Streeter? Didn’t we see “Emergence”…and more wins from Moore his rookie year? He became Carson’s go-to-guy. They even made DHB a respectful football player.

  • Demarkus Tramail Swan

    Even I have to agree with your logic here for the most part.howver, this is a MAKE OR MREAK YR FOR DA, can he afford to do this?

  • Demarkus Tramail Swan

    I beg to differ with you on all three for NONE WERE “scholarship” players. Both Ford & Moore were highly productive when Hue was the HC & TP has started ONLY 10 games in 3 seasons & NEVER WENT INTO CAMP AS THE GUY.

  • holy roller

    They could have done better by trading DHB last year. I get that they “had to do what they had to do” but simply cutting a #7 pick who was a year removed from a thousand yard season (ok-995)……..D-Moore is worth a 5 for sure. The 9′ers want an inconsistent receiver? look what AB was gotten for, a 7 as I recall…….If we get a 5 for this puke, I’ll be very happy. Then sign Incognito right outta the Looney bin to continue the “I think Big Al is pulling the strings” tradition that RM has maintained. They could trade their “most athletic” player (TP) but DA is so transparent that we couldn’t get any value even for him. What’s that u say, “seasons over”? No. It goes on.

  • holy roller

    you were doing fine until you had to bag on DHB. He worked and got better. coaching helped.

  • Bob

    Two words Jame Jett. They are all just like Jett guaranteed a spot on the roster when Al Davis was alive, so the are scholarship plyers.

  • davelo lujan

    Denarious Moore showed brilliance , but nuthin Afta dat. Y ? QB ? Or Moore. We need help everwhere. Carr ? R u sure ? I like jonni or tedi. Wateva

  • davelo lujan

    Look, I LIKE tp. Maybe not asa qb. But give him a chance. TE ? He’s athletic, don’t let him go. He played in ohio, in front of 50-60 thousand fans. And Did well he ain’t shy

  • Leon Zackery

    Moore, like Ford, haven’t had the same level of success under this staff. Both had success under the previous staff, and was on track to becoming good, if not great receivers. As I stated before, this staff have no clue, and to bring them back really didn’t speak well for the team’s front office. Some might say, they had to clean up the mess left from the pass ten to twelve years. That excuse does not prevent them from building on the success of the players who has shown they have talent. I am a die-hard Raiders fan, and has been since the beginning, and want nothing but Super Bowl wins, but, it will really surprise me if this staff is successful.

  • Willie Lunchmeat

    Seems that your brain may have missed many games, or maybe it’s you that is not too bright. TP and Moore had a good connection games 3 thru 6, games one and 2 he targeted his good buddy/best friend Streater, and after game 6 Streater again became the primary target. Moore showed some frustration, as he should, and yes he had a few drops, so did everyone else. He got the playbook, they had no quarterback. To be honest, half you people making ridiculous comments haven’t watched the games, but I suggest you do. What you will see is a wide open Moore getting no looks.

  • nomoreseasontix

    OK. I didn’t see what I saw.
    I’m sorry. I stand corrected.

    Are you his agent, by any chance?

  • Willie Lunchmeat

    No, I am a Raider fan. I watched them just as you did (or did you?) The interceptions…oh you mean the “slants” that they ran a few times too many that every defense in the league could read? probably true…

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    I agree. Hue got here, he looked a 1,000 times better

  • Bob

    I am at the home games.

  • Bob

    Palmer had problems with him running the wrong routes. That did not change last year.

  • Willie Lunchmeat

    OK “Bob”, not that we were holding a conversation, but yes he had some issues, I am not saying he was perfect, but routes was not his issue last year. Moore was not the problem last year, and if you think that he was, I’d be curious to know why you think Cel Reece got minimal touches…

  • holy roller

    he had 995 yards the last season with Hue the mouth(who I loved btw) and carson (who I didn’t)…..what chaps my hide is how he disappeared in indy………seemed like he got the drops again. too bad, he’s a good kid and there aren’t enough of those to go around in the nfl.

  • Bob

    As with Knapp Olson did not get him enough touches.

  • Bob

    Honestly, why are we even arguing about keeping a third string receiver on a team that went 4 – 12 the last two years.

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    Again, I agree. Except I think Palmer got a bad rap and never had a full season, or off-season, in Hue’s offense.

  • holy roller

    I liked Palmer at first but he seems after all is said and done a lot like cutler and the rest….too many int’s at the wrong time. They won in Arizona despite him at times. That was then, I still think TP needs a fair shot.

  • holy roller

    “ridiculous” is saying “they had no qb”. the very worst (and we didn’t have him) qb in the nfl gets paid to do his thing so there may be better qb’s but they all have at least a modicum of talent. (been watching the games since ’68 or so )