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NFL Draft Video Profile: Darnell Mooney can win deep in multiple ways

Breaking down former Tulane wide receiver Darnell Mooney for the NFL Draft.

Darnell Mooney Video Draft Profile

If there is one thing the Bengals need at wide receiver, it is speed. With A.J. Green and/or John Ross out the door after 2020, Cincinnati’s offense needs an injection of burst for the long-term.

Speed like that can be very hard to find on late in the NFL Draft, but former Tulane wide receiver Darnell Mooney definitely has it.

The diminutive speedster has field-stretching ability along with superb jump-ball ability for a receiver of his size. However, there are concerns with his route running and handling of physicality. He also presumably wouldn’t contribute much on special teams if he harbors a roster spot at the bottom of the depth chart.

This may be a rare example where Bengals make an exception on end-of-roster players needing to be studs on special teams with the potential Mooney can offer as a receiver.

Let’s take a look at the athleticism he put on show at the Combine.

  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 176
  • 40-yard dash: 4.38
  • Broad Jump: 124”
  • Vertical Jump: 37”

To see the full draft profile, click on the video at the beginning of the article to see my full thoughts on him as a prospect along with some clips illustrating his strengths and weaknesses as a player. Thank you and enjoy! More video Draft profiles will be coming soon!