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NY Jets: 10 bold, optimistic predictions for the 2021 season

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Elijah Moore
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2. NY Jets rookie WR Elijah Moore is an All-Pro

Even with the first-round draftees in Zach Wilson and Alijah Vera-Tucker, the name that has possibly wowed the most people this offseason so far is second-round selection Elijah Moore. His route running has been nothing short of a nightmare — for defensive backs.

There's a reason why Robert Saleh and Joe Douglas were so high on Moore coming out of Ole Miss, and he has rewarded their optimism with impressive performances in training camp.

This prediction notches not only Elijah Moore as a starter, but as one of the bright young players in the NFL.

Will he have a Justin Jefferson type season? Maybe he will, maybe he won't. This will paint him as one of the best receivers of 2021. The Jets have lacked a first-team All-Pro wide receiver, the last being Al Toon in the 1986 season.

Technically Andre Roberts made the All-Pro list in 2018, but that was as a special teams returner instead of a wide receiver.

Elijah Moore can end that drought if he's as good as advertised.

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