New York Jets continue to build around Zach Wilson, add Elijah Moore

Elijah Moore, New York Jets (Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)
Elijah Moore, New York Jets (Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) /

The New York Jets immediately made an impact addition on the second day of the 2021 NFL Draft, selecting Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore with the 34th overall pick. Moore entered the day as clearly one of the premier players remaining on the board and the Jets scooped him up quickly.

Moore should have gone off of the board on Thursday night but the Jets were able to steal him right near the top of the second round. He is a quick and explosive wide receiver who shows the ability to make an impact at all three levels. Moore is a fantastic route runner who easily separates from most defensive backs, catches the ball well in traffic and shows dynamic playmaking skills after the catch.

Moore also tracks the ball in the air extremely well, pairing that skill with his dynamic deep speed. It is easy to see how much of an impact player Moore is in the deep passing game and those skills should translate well to the next level.

The New York Jets continue to help their new franchise quarterback

With this pick, the New York Jets make another move to help their new franchise quarterback, Zach Wilson. This franchise is determined to put Wilson in a position to succeed going forward and both of the moves that they have made after selecting him have been with that in mind.

The Jets made an aggressive move up the board on Thursday night, trade up to No. 14 from No. 23 to acquire Alijah Vera-Tucker. While trading up for an offensive guard may seem like an odd move, Vera-Tucker is a fantastic offensive lineman who has massive upside at the next level. Now, the Jets invest in Wilson’s development again by adding Moore to the mix.

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Snagging Moore at No. 34 rounds out the Jets’ wide receiver room nicely. A top four of Corey Davis, Denzel Mims, Jamison Crowder and Moore is exciting and will undoubtedly help Wilson have success early in his career.