Kyran Moore and Shaq Evans give Riders ‘one of the best’ receiver duos in the CFL

Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Kyran Moore wanted to keep playing with running mate Shaq Evans and quarterback Cody Fajardo.

Moore and Evans emerged as a dynamic duo for the Riders during the 2019 season.

“I feel like we’re one of the best in the game. For me and him coming in together in 2018, staying together, we have a connection and a bond, and we let Cody in on it,” Moore said on The SportsCage on 620 CKRM radio.

“He just feeds us both and I feel like we’re a great duo. We can’t do nothing but get better. That was just the start, the groundbreaking of us three coming out.”

Moore recorded 78 receptions for 996 yards and six touchdowns, Evans had 72 catches for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns while Fajardo led the league in passing yards with 4,302 last season. The 24-year-old Moore believes he can be penciled in for 1,000 yards in 2021.

“I had a great experience my first two years, so I was ready to come back and try it again,” Moore said.

“I came in during the middle of the season in 2018 and I finally had my first full year, so now I feel like it was just the beginning.”

Teams from the NFL took notice of Moore. He worked out for the New York Giants in early January for a potential futures contract for the 2021 NFL season. The NYG personnel men liked what they saw from Moore, however no contract was offered.

“It was my first NFL workout, I was locked up in the hotel because of COVID for five days, but overall it was a good experience,” Moore said.

“At the end they brought me in and they gave me some good insight saying I had natural talent and I was on their radar.”

With another strong season for the Riders, Moore could earn an NFL contract.

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