No player has created more buzz over the past couple of months than Moore.
It started in June, with The Athletic's Connor Hughes calling Moore "undeniably the most impressive" player at OTAs.
Then came this from HC Robert Saleh: “His work ethic is off the charts. His mindset is off the charts … He’s a dynamic young man ... He can line up wherever you want, and he’s going to execute it at a very high level.”
And the hype has rolled right into training camp. The New York Daily News' DJ Bien-Aime called Moore “unstoppable.” Hughes said he’s “been the team’s best player. And it’s not overly close.” NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah compared Moore to Tyler Lockett (which really made us swoon).
None of it should come as a big surprise. Because Moore is an awesome-looking prospect. He led the entire country in catches (10.8) and receiving yards (149.1) per game as a junior this past year. Then he clocked a 4.35-second 40 time and earned an 87th percentile Relative Athletic Score at his Pro Day. The Jets made Moore the 34th overall pick of this spring’s draft, reportedly passing on multiple trade offers to get the guy they had ranked as the 16th best prospect in the class.
Moore has already worked himself into 1st-team reps at training camp, playing both out wide and in the slot. And while the Jets surely envisioned WR Corey Davis leading this team in targets when they signed him to a big contract in free agency, we’re starting to think it’ll be Moore who emerges as fellow rookie Zach Wilson’s top dog.