2021 NFL Draft: 5 teams who could draft Rondale Moore in the first round

Rondale Moore, Chicago Bears (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Rondale Moore, Chicago Bears (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Sam Darnold, New York Jets
Sam Darnold, New York Jets (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

4. New York Jets

The New York Jets grabbed headlines after trading Jamal Adams to the Seahawks, which netted them safety Bradley McDougald, first-round picks in 2021 and 2022, and a third-round pick in 2022. This move gives them a nice group of premium picks for the next couple of NFL Drafts.

Depending on how the season goes, the Jets could be in the market for a quarterback again in the 2021 NFL Draft. Does that mean that the possibility of drafting a player like Rondale Moore goes out the window? Absolutely not.

The good news for the Jets is that they have Seattle’s first-round pick, along with their own, next April. This gives the Jets some flexibility with addressing needs. Right now, the secondary, wide receiver and edge are their biggest current needs. Yes, the Jets drafted Denzel Mims, but finding a suitable counterpart would be huge.

Moore’s explosive ability after the catch and his ability to gain quick separation would be important for quarterback Sam Darnold, who has struggled at times in his young career. He would pair nicely with Mims, whose size and catch radius give Darnold reliability in the red zone and in contested situations.

The receiver class looks so good for the 2021 NFL Draft, and the Jets should take advantage of it.