NY Jets: Elijah Moore drawing Odell Beckham Jr. comparisons

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The best player in NY Jets training camp so far has been Elijah Moore. The legend of the Jets rookie wideout has grown exponentially since draft day as he's made about as good of a first impression as could be expected.

It didn't take long for Moore to make an impact shining during spring practices. And he's showed up to training camp looking just as good as he did during OTAs and minicamp.

It's too early to make any declarative statements about Moore's future, but it's been a long time since the Jets have seen this level of spring/summer practice dominance.

Unsurprisingly, the Jets organization is sky-high on Moore — just as they were in the pre-draft process — and they believe he could be the NFL's next superstar receiver.

One Jets source, per uSTADIUM, even compared him to three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham.

"He has a lot of the good [Odell] Beckham in him. When he is on the field, you can’t take your eyes off him. He is going to be the kid's (Zach Wilson) No. 1 target.”"

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NY Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore has drawn comparisons to Odell Beckham Jr.

This isn't the first time that Moore has been compared to Beckham. In fact, Beckham himself has been a fan of Moore's for quite some time.

The above tweet was sent over a month prior to the 2021 NFL Draft. It's starting to appear as though Beckham was right considering that Moore fell right into the Jets' laps at pick 34.

Beckham's opinion on Moore hasn't changed either with the Cleveland Browns receiver even insisting that Moore "may be All-Pro as a rookie" in a recent Instagram comment.

The Jets are expecting great things from Moore this season as he'll be part of a revamped offense that ranked dead last in the NFL last year.

That offensive revamp will feature numerous rookies in prominent roles including Zach Wilson, Alijah Vera-Tucker, and Michael Carter. But Moore has a chance to be the best of them all, at least based on his performance so far this summer.

Will Elijah Moore be the next Odell Beckham? And does it really even matter?

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The Jets are more concerned about him being the first Elijah Moore.