The NY Jets are undoubtedly excited about the future of their 2021 NFL Draft class. The class, headlined by the likes of Zach Wilson, Alijah Vera-Tucker, and Elijah Moore, has a chance to lay the foundation for the next era of Jets football.
Of course, it's still far too early for statements like that to be supported, but the initial returns have been promising.
That's why it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Wilson and Moore are each receiving national praise. Those two should be very happy about their Madden ratings which were revealed on Monday.
Madden has slowly started to release their much-anticipated ratings for the upcoming Madden 22 video game. And as with every year, they started with the rookies.
Vera-Tucker is still waiting on his rating, but we already know where Wilson and Moore stand.
NY Jets rookie Zach Wilson and Elijah Moore should be pleased with their Madden ratings.
Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, was always going to receive a high initial rating. It comes as no surprise that he falls behind Trevor Lawrence, the first overall pick, who ranks second out of all rookies with a 78 overall rating.
The only rookie with a higher rating is tight end Kyle Pitts who earned an incredible 81 overall rating. There's also Denver Broncos rookie cornerback Patrick Surtain II whose 76 overall rating was higher than Wilson's as well.
Wilson's 75 overall rating was tied for fourth among all rookies and was the second-highest rating received by a rookie quarterback behind Lawrence. That's about what most people probably expected.
As for Moore, his ranking among rookie wide receivers wasn't as tied to draft position as Wilson's was. That's because, despite being drafted in the second round, his 73 overall rating was higher than multiple first-round receivers.
Kadarius Toney of the NY Giants received a 72 overall rating while Rashod Bateman, drafted 27th overall by the Baltimore Ravens, didn't crack the top-five.
Moore may have been the sixth wide receiver taken in this year's draft, but he ranked fourth when it came to initial Madden ratings.
Of course, this is all for fun and it should be taken with a grain of salt. After all, Madden doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to player ratings.
But Zach Wilson and Elijah Moore should certainly be pleased with their Madden ratings.