Moore is generating some early buzz after catching a 60-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco in each of the first two practices. For a team looking for playmakers to step up, Moore is gaining attention for his speed and route running.
This is a case of a fourth-round pick capitalizing on an opportunity. Moore has received increased snaps with the starting offense because Steve Smith Sr. and Breshad Perriman are on the physically unable to perform list and Mike Wallace is being brought along slowly after failing his conditioning test Wednesday.
"I'm a rookie and I'm trying to earn my spot, earn my keep," Moore said. "Especially when you have Joe Flacco throwing you the ball, you have to catch it. You don't have a choice but to make the big plays. That's what I'm here to do."
The Ravens struggled to stretch the field last season. Their 10.4-yard per catch average ranked last in the NFL.
Baltimore put a priority on speed this offseason, signing Wallace as a free agent and drafting Moore with its second pick in the fourth round.
Moore's 21.8 yards per reception in 2015 ranked eighth in the nation, and he finished with 26 career touchdowns. When he runs deep downfield, he can kick into an extra gear to chase down a ball, much like Torrey Smith did for years in Baltimore.
"I feel like when the ball is in the air, the big play is mine and no one else's," Moore said. "Anytime the ball is in the air, I feel like I have to get it and I know it's going to be a big play."
Moore will face more competition when Smith and Perriman return from injuries. But, at least for now, he is using this valuable time to build a rapport with the strong-armed Flacco.