Standout: Jimmy Moreland, CB, NY Jets
Jimmy Moreland probably isn't a name that many Jets fans are too familiar with, but the former seventh-round pick put together an excellent practice on Thursday.
Moreland intercepted the aforementioned Tim Boyle for what would have been a pick-six on a mistimed screen pass. He also laid a "big hit" earlier in practice, per ESPN's Rich Cimini.
Moreland actually has quite a bit of NFL experience under his belt, seeing substantial playing time in 2019 and 2020 with Washington. The Jets signed him to their practice squad last September and re-signed him to a reserve/future contract in January.
It's going to be tough for Moreland to crack the 53-man roster given the Jets' cornerback depth, but more performances like this one will certainly help his case.
Standout: Zonovan Knight, RB, NY Jets
The Jets' running game has struggled for most of the summer due in part to the offensive line's issues, but the ground game picked up a little bit on Thursday. Zonovan Knight was the primary beneficiary.
Knight scored a pair of touchdowns in red-zone drills and found more space than any other day this summer. The former undrafted free agent finished off practice with a goal-line touchdown, prompting a series of push-ups from the defense.
Knight enters the summer in competition with Michael Carter and Israel Abanikanda for the primary backup running back job, although the potential addition of Dalvin Cook would change things.
A Cook signing could leave Knight on the outside of the roster bubble looking in, so he'll need to continue to stack positive practices like this one if he's to retain a spot on the team.