5 sneaky threats for the Carolina Panthers to worry about vs. NY Jets
Elijah Moore – WR
There are many superlatives one could use to describe Elijah Moore. He’s a special player that could really make a name for himself on the New York Jets during his rookie campaign and beyond.
The former Ole Miss wide receiver was projected to go in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Although Moore failed to hear his name called in the top-32, the Jets didn’t make him wait long on Day 2 before snapping him up at No. 34 overall.
Moore has a rare ability to impact the game all over the field. He is incredibly elusive in tight windows and once he gets out into the open, there is little anybody can do to prevent him from gaining significant yardage.
His final season with the Rebels saw Moore grab 86 receptions for 1,193 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. All from just eight games in a COVID-19 ravaged campaign.
The rookie appears to have made a smooth transition to the pros according to coaches, teammates, and the media in attendance during the preparation period. Moore is a sneaky threat the Carolina Panthers must take seriously if they wish to get their 2021 campaign off on the right foot.
The task around keeping Moore quiet will fall on Donte Jackson and No. 8 overall selection Jaycee Horn. Two cornerbacks with bags of talent and the right mentality to match.