Lane Kiffin has some advice on how the New York Jets should use his former wide receiver Elijah Moore.
“I would just give the guy the ball,” Lane Kiffin told the Daily News. “He’s just really unbelievable, with a really unique special mindset about being great, which rarely happens nowadays. Every single thing in his life is about being great.”
It’s what he did at Ole Miss. The 5-9, 178-pound receiver then earned first-team all-SEC selection and consensus all-American in 2020.
Moore hauled in a school record 86 receptions for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns during his last season in a Rebel uniform. He also led the country in receiving yards per game (149.1) and receptions per game (10.8).
Kiffin said he expects a smooth transition to the NFL for the receiver, who was picked No. 34 overall.
“Should be a very easy transition because of his approach to the game and his pro mentality,” Kiffin said. “He should light it up.”
Jets head coach Robert Saleh was excited about drafting Moore. The Daily News reports that Moore should be a good fit in offensive coordinator Mike LeFleur’s schemes, which is another reason why this pairing could work.
“He’s dynamic. When he gets the ball in his hands, he becomes something different,” Saleh said after drafting Moore, per the Daily News. “His ability to separate in routes, his ability to run the jet sweeps, get the ball in his hands and come out of the backfield, he’s extremely versatile.”