Potential Saints prospect they may regret passing on: Elijah Moore
There were a ton of early second-round targets I thought would’ve been perfect fits in the Big Easy. Elijah Moore was one of them.
Analysts were shocked when he continued to drop in the draft. Moore was eventually taken by the Jets with the second pick in the second round. With big-play potential, Moore would’ve been an ideal addition.
The Saints finally can get back to launching the ball deep with Jameis Winston leading the way. The quick 5-foot-9 receiver averaged almost 14 yards per catch last season, nearing 1,200 yards as a junior.
With the release of Emmanuel Sanders, the Saints did take a receiver but not one that will immediately fill a gap as both Deonte Harris and Marquez Callaway are still in the Big Easy. Moore could’ve stepped up as the team’s No. 2 receiver.
Doing his work at Ole Miss, Moore had three games of over 200 receiving yards and even put up over 120 yards against Patrick Surtain’s Crimson Tide. He balled out as a junior. He’ll now get a chance to revive a New York franchise that is also bringing in Zach Wilson.