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Power Ranking the NY Jets 2021 NFL Draft class through 11 weeks

NY Jets, Michael Carter
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NY Jets, Elijah Moore
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4. Michael Carter II, CB, NY Jets

Now we get into the portion of the draft class that has legitimately been good. Michael Carter II was selected in the fifth round of this year's draft and he's already proven to be a starting-caliber nickel cornerback as a rookie.

Carter started the year off hot and was one of the better slot corners in football before a rough stretch of games over the last few weeks. Still, he's one of just three nickel corners in the NFL to not allow a touchdown catch this season.

The Jets have to be ecstatic with the play of Carter and, barring a late-season collapse, he should be penciled in as the starting nickel cornerback in 2022.

Quite the find for the Jets in Round 5.

3. Elijah Moore, WR, NY Jets

These top three players can realistically be placed in any order, and the order will likely change on a weekly basis. But for now, taking the entire season into account, Elijah Moore lands at No. 3.

Moore has exploded onto the scene in recent weeks with 24 catches for 366 yards and four touchdowns over his last four games. He ranks fourth in the NFL among all wide receivers in yards and first in touchdowns over that timespan.

He's legitimately been one of the best wide receivers in football over the last month or so. The only reason he doesn't rank higher is due to his minimal impact earlier in the year.

Oh, and the two guys ahead of him have been pretty good in their own right. Moore's No. 3 ranking should tell you all you need to know about this draft class.

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