The 2017 draft class for the Seattle Seahawks turned out to be a fairly strong group, in spite of the fact that the highest selection in the group, Malik McDowell, never played a snap for the Hawks. That said, third round selection Shaquill Griffin made a Pro Bowl and earlier this week agreed to a lucrative three year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and on Thursday seventh round wide receiver David Moore found a new home as well.
For the #Panthers and WR David Moore, it’s a two-year deal worth $4.75 million with $1.25M guaranteed, per source. A reunion with GM Scott Fitterer, who was with Moore in Seattle, and an opportunity to take on a bigger role.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 18, 2021
So, Moore, who was initially given an original round tender as a restricted free agent last offseason, only to then agree to a pay cut on the eve of the season in order to ensure he would stick around is now set to sign with the Carolina Panthers. Moore becomes the second former seventh round selection of the Hawks to sign with Carolina this offseason, following Stephen Sullivan’s signing with the Panthers.
With Moore and Griffin already having found new homes, only Ethan Pocic and Chris Carson remain from the 2017 draft class, and both of those could wind up elsewhere in the coming days as well.