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Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore Drafted by the New York Jets

Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore Drafted by the New York Jets

With the 34th overall pick of the NFL Draft, Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore has been selected by the New York Jets. 

Although Rebels fans were understandably disappointed when Elijah, widely thought to be a first-round pick, was not drafted Thursday, there’s no doubt they are happy for him for being taken as the second pick in the second round. There’s no doubt Elijah will work hard and be successful with the Jets. 

New York drafted quarterback Zach Wilson from BYU as the No. 2 overall pick in the draft Thursday.

In 2020, Moore led the nation in average receiving yards per game (149) and came in second to only Alabama’s Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith in catches (86) and total yards (1,193). He did all that while opting out of the last two games on the Rebels’ schedule

Moore was also fifth nationally in yards after catch, seventh in tackles avoided, and he did it all while dropping just two passes, according to Pro Football Focus.

Those 86 receptions Elijah notched broke Tennessee Titans and former Rebel receiver A.J. Brown’s school record.  He earned First Team All-American and First Team All-SEC honors and was also a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding receiver.

Stay tuned for more info on Elijah’s selection as well as other Rebels who are looking to be drafted.

Hotty Toddy!

(Feature image credit: Josh McCoy, Ole Miss)

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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