Raiders: 2022 two-deep prediction for the offensive skill positions
TE2: Foster Moreau
It is possible that new Raiders’ tight end, Jacob Hollister, takes some of Moreau’s snaps, due to his familiarity with McDaniels offense as well as his expertise in the Red Zone – Which no team could use more than Las Vegas. However, Foster Moreau will be the Raiders tight end no.2.
Drafted in ’19, Moreau has recorded 687 receiving yards, along with 10 touchdowns. Moreau was originally a plan-B for the Darren Waller experiment, joining the Raiders during Waller’s first year as a starter. Although that plan-B was never needed, Moreau has still pulled his own weight.
Last season was Moreau’s most productive year, filling in for Waller during the six-contests he missed. In these games, the LSU tight end averaged 44 yards per matchup, hitting the 60-yard mark three times.
The best trait Moreau has shown at the next level is his reliability. Although putting up a 9.1% drop rate in ’21, the 25-year-old hadn’t dropped one pass prior to last season. Altogether, in those first two-years without a drop, Moreau totaled 28 receptions. Of those 28 grabs, 19 were first-downs, and another 7 were taken in for six.
In 26 of these 28 opportunities with the football, Moreau either moved the chains, or got Derek Carr another passing touchdown. Pass Foster the ball, and good things tend to happen.