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New York Jets WR Elijah Moore inks rookie deal (Report)

Elijah Moore signed his NY Jets rookie contract.
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The New York Jets have agreed to terms with Elijah Moore, their second-round draft choice chosen 34th overall.

The New York Jets announced the signing of rookie receiver Elijah Moore on late Wednesday night. ESPN’s Field Yates and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport had some additional details on the deal: Yates revealed that the first three years’ salary of the four-season deal is fully guaranteed.

Rapoport, meanwhile, values those guarantees at $8.94 million.

Moore officially joins the Jets’ receiver stable after three seasons at Ole Miss. The Jets drafted him with the second pick of the second round on the draft’s second day, bringing in 2,441 yards on 189 receptions despite quarterback turnover in Oxford.

The Jets’ new slot weapon shot up the draft board after tallying 1,193 yards and eight scores in only eight games, ranking second in the nation in the former category. At 34th overall, Moore was the highest receiver the Jets had chosen in the draft since taking Santana Moss in 2001’s opening round.

“He’s dynamic,” Jets head coach Robert Saleh said in a statement on the team’s website. “When he gets the ball in his hands, he becomes something different. His ability to separate on routes, run the jet sweeps, come out of the backfield. He’s extremely versatile. I’m ecstatic he was able to get to us. There’s not a lot of things he can’t do.”

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Moore is expected to immediately work in the slot alongside incumbent Jet Jamison Crowder. His minicamp performance in June drew praise from newly minted offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur, as well as his new quarterback Zach Wilson.

“You’ve been here quite a bit and seen him make plays,” LaFleur said, per team reporter Randy Lange. “You can’t hide that…This guy wants to be really, really good in this league. He wants to make a name for himself. He’s so internally motivated and driven.”

“He’s someone I want to be around because he wants to be great,” Wilson added in the same report. “He’s definitely a motivating person and we’re going to have a good time doing this thing together because he’s going to be a good player.”

With the signing of Moore, Wilson is the only Jets draft pick who has yet to sign his rookie contract.

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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