Draft

5 teams that regret passing on NY Jets WR Elijah Moore

NY Jets, Elijah Moore
NY Jets, Elijah Moore / Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
4 of 6
Next
NY Jets, Elijah Moore
NY Jets, Elijah Moore / Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA

3. The Las Vegas Raiders might regret passing on Elijah Moore

Just one look at the Las Vegas Raiders' recent draft history will reveal quite a few draft-day mistakes the organization wishes they had back.

From players who aren't even in the league anymore (after just one season) like Henry Ruggs III and Damon Arnette to overdrafted former college standouts who are little more than backups like Clelin Ferrell, few teams have drafted worse than the Raiders have in recent years.

And perhaps next-in-line in this worrisome list of failed draft picks is this year's first-round pick, Alex Leatherwood.

The Raiders made what was possibly the most surprising pick of the first round when they selected the former Alabama star with the 17th overall pick. Most saw Leatherwood as a Day 2 prospect, but the Raiders jumped on him in the middle of the first round regardless.

The results haven't been pretty from Leatherwood in his rookie season. The Raiders tried him at tackle before moving him over to guard in the middle of the season, although his play hasn't exactly improved much.

You know what player they could absolutely use on their roster right now, especially given everything that went down with Ruggs? Elijah Moore.

Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards have proven to be an effective one-two punch, especially when paired with Darren Waller. But there's little doubt that Moore would be providing more to the team than Leatherwood currently is.

This one isn't as much about filling a need as it is actually drafting a good player. Right now, Leatherwood doesn't look the part. Elijah Moore does. It's as simple as that.

facebooktwitterreddit