The New York Jets have gotten Zach Wilson some help. New York selected wide receiver Elijah Moore in the second round with the 34th pick. Wilson should be happy with how the draft has gone. New York went offense in each of the first four rounds which will help the former BYU standout have a successful rookie season. Moore should make an instant impact for the team and will be a top target for Wilson.
Elijah Moore was a star last season for Ole Miss as he had 86 catches for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns. He becomes another great receiver to come out of Ole Miss in the past few years including A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf. He has improved as a route runner every season and is great at leveraging defenders on his routes. Moore will be a great compliment to receivers Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims with the Jets.
Here are three early predictions for year one.
3. Moore becomes top target for Wilson
Elijah Moore was clearly the top target at Ole Miss this past season and he could easily do the same in the NFL. Quarterbacks typically have a go-to guy and Moore can be just that for Wilson. With his high awareness and route running, he projects to be an instant impact receiver. His ability to stack the defender will also help him have success early. We saw A.J. Brown instantly become the number one target in Tennessee a few seasons ago and there is no reason Moore won’t do the same with the Jets.
2. Moore gets top five in Offensive Rookie Of The Year
You may be thinking there is no chance Moore finishes in the top five for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Although you may not think it we were surprised last season when Justin Jefferson finished 2nd. He had a great rookie season that not a lot of people were expecting. While this is also a very talented draft class, Moore is one of the players that can make an impact on day one. He already has skills that usually take time to develop in the NFL so his transition should be seamless. With the scheme the Jets are going to run Moore should see a ton of targets from their rookie quarterback.
1. Moore gets 1,000 receiving yards
It is not common for receivers to have instantaneous success in the NFL but we have seen it happen over the past few seasons. Jefferson did it last season as he finished with 1,400 yards and a pro bowl selection. Moore has a chance to do the same thing with the Jets. His ability to always find a way open will make rookie quarterback Zach Wilson’s job a lot easier. He should have no problems at all getting lots of receiving yards..
The Jets nailed this pick by selecting Elijah Moore and he should be an offensive weapon for years to come.