Obviously when an NFL team takes someone in the first round of the NFL Draft they are hoping that player will put up big numbers.
Thing is, they are hoping they do it on the field... not on the highway.
Unfortunately for Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver DJ Moore, the latter was the case as the team’s top draft pick was charged earlier this month with reckless driving. The 21-year-old Moore was clocked at 113 mph in a 65 mph work zone.
For what it’s worth, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Moore came to the team right away after the incident to explain what happened. “He was very remorseful. He understood,” Rivera said. “We chastised him, obviously. Moving on. And again, it is an opportunity for him to learn. Not just him, but the other young guys, that you have a responsibility to the community.”
Moore, the 24th overall selection in this year’s NFL draft, has four catches for 75-yards in two preseason games. He was the Big Ten receiver of the year last season at Maryland, catching a school-record 80 passes for 1,033-yards and eight touchdowns in 12 games.
He has been compared to former Panthers star Steve Smith Sr., the team’s all-time leading receiver.
But after this, he may be compared to Dale Earnhardt Jr.