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NY Jets: 4 biggest disappointments of the 2021 season so far

NY Jets, Corey Davis
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NY Jets, Elijah Moore
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1. Elijah Moore, WR, NY Jets

This is another Denzel Mims-like case where it's hard to put a player's "disappointment" on the player themselves. Such is the case with Elijah Moore.

A second-round pick in this year's draft, the Jets were ecstatic when Moore managed to slip out of the first round and fall right into their laps at pick No. 34.

The coaching staff immediately began raving that they had acquired one of the most dynamic playmakers in the entire draft, and their claims were supported with a training camp for the ages.

If not Carl Lawson, no player shined more this summer than Moore did. The Ole Miss product was the Jets' most explosive offensive weapon flashing his talent each and every team he took the field.

But we haven't really seen any of that from Moore thus far in the regular season. Much of that is due to his puzzling usage.

The Jets have isolated Moore on the boundary and pigeonholed him primarily as an outside receiver. Rather than take advantage of the versatility and explosiveness that the coaching staff raved about, they've stuck him on the boundary and asked him to fit the role they've given him.

The results have been exactly what you'd expect.

Moore has just eight catches for 66 yards in four games and has seen his snap count drop in each week. He hasn't even caught a pass in nearly a month.

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The Jets need to find ways to get Elijah Moore involved in the offense. Through six weeks, his lack of an impact has been one of the most disappointing parts of the team's season.

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