Last year, in the 5th round, the Raiders took a chance on a talented but inconsistent wide receiver out of Tennessee named Denarius Moore. Moore had had some success in college but changes in coaching had caused him to be less productive in his later years, which contributed to his fall to the fifth round.
From the very start of camp, he was the talk of Raider fans and media as well as occasioning comment from many of the players and coaches for his speed, sure hands and acrobatic receptions.
I wanted to get a good idea of Moore's strengths and weaknesses so I went to multiple games from last season to see what I could find.
Usually for a players Tale of the Tape I try to watch 2-3 games if the player is a starter because that usually gives me a good idea of what that player can do. If the player is a backup, I'll watch more to get a larger sample size but I'll go through the game logs and watch plays that the player is in, not every play.
Moore proved to be somewhat difficult, however, so I ended up watching 5 games of his film. I watched 3 games with Jason Campbell as the QB - namely weeks 2, against Buffalo, 3, against the Jets & 4 against New England - and then 2 with Palmer under center - weeks 10 & 11, against San Diego and Minnesota, respectively.
The primary reason that Moore's Tale of the Tape was more difficult than many others is that he does so many things well. I try very hard to find strengths and weaknesses on the players I review and an all positive tape-review isn't accurate. Therefore it was important to watch a large sample size of plays to get as good an idea of what Moore can do as a player.