NY Jets 2021 Draft Class Power Rankings: Brandin Echols soaring after Week 15

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2. Michael Carter, RB, NY Jets

Michael Carter returned from a three-game absence in Week 15, and although his stat line isn't flattering, the Jets were treated to more of the same from the rookie running back.

Carter has been one of the NFL's most elusive running backs in 2021 and has succeeded in spite of his supporting cast. In fact, the fourth-round pick ranks fourth in the NFL in "elusive rating" which is a stat meant to determine the effectiveness of a running back independent of their situation.

Carter never (and I mean never) goes down on first contact, has been an asset in the passing game, and is already one of the most important and productive players on the Jets' offense.

He's been an instant-impact contributor in year one.

1. Elijah Moore, WR, NY Jets

The top spot on this list goes to a man who isn't even playing at the moment. Elijah Moore remains on the injured reserve with the hope that he will return for the Jets' final two games of the season.

And there's no telling how much the Jets miss him right now. The offense without him is night and day.

Moore was quickly becoming one of the NFL's most dangerous offensive weapons putting together a six-game stretch that rivaled some of the best wide receivers in the league prior to his injury.

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Moore is already the clear-cut No. 1 wide receiver on the Jets roster and a star in the making. He has been the Jets' best rookie in 2021 and the team is counting down the days until he returns.