NY Jets: Elijah Moore making his case to have a prominent role in Week 1

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Elijah Moore received a lot of praise this offseason. During OTAs, Moore quickly established himself as the best player on the field for the NY Jets, consistently making eye-popping plays.

It has been the same throughout training camp as Moore continues to impress. The former Ole Miss stud receiver has consistently shown the ability to create separation and snag anything thrown his way. Moore has been making his case to have a prominent role by Week 1.

During Sunday's red-zone practice drills, Moore lined up against cornerback Corey Ballentine and made him look silly on a whip route.

Moore has flashed his big-play ability on multiple occasions early in training camp. July 31st practice was open to fans who filled Florham Park with excitement and cheers, and boy did Moore put on a show.

The Jets called a play-action pass. Zach Wilson felt some pressure coming from his right side and stepped up in the pocket to deliver a bomb down the field to Moore who was breaking free. Moore put on a few juke moves before walking into the end zone for the score.

Moore also made an impressive grab for a 10-yard gain with Bryce Hall all over him. Hall pressed Moore at the line forcing him to go inside before cutting outside to make a difficult catch on the sideline.

The NY Jets have been thrilled with the performances of Elijah Moore so far.

The 2021 second-rounder gives the Jets offense some much-needed juice with his big-time playmaking ability. Moore knows when the ball is in the air he has to make a play.

"Whenever the ball is in the air everyone tries to be a big-time playmaker so whenever it's your turn to make a play, you got to make it," Moore told reporters after July 30th practice.

The NY Jets will have a rotation of receivers that include Corey Davis, Jamison Crowder, Keelan Cole, Denzel Mims, and the aforementioned Moore.

At 5-foot-9, Moore has shown his ability to make plays in the slot and outside. It seems like Moore makes another miraculous catch in every practice.

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With more padded practices starting and the preseason rapidly approaching, Moore has the chance to show the coaches that he should have a featured role starting Week 1 against Carolina.