THE SIDELINES : Jets Draft Moore of Syracuse

From Times Wire Services

Rob Moore, the Syracuse wide receiver, was chosen today by his hometown team, the New York Jets, in the NFL's supplemental draft.

Moore, who grew up five minutes from the Jets' training camp in Hempstead, N.Y., was taken in the first round of the weighted lottery. The league would not say if he was taken with the first pick, but he was chosen in the first tier, made up of the teams with the poorest records.

Moore, who had one year of eligibility remaining at Syracuse, graduated in June after catching 106 passes in three years and setting school records with 2,122 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Two other players are available for the supplemental draft: tight end Willie Williams of LSU, who caught 13 passes for 183 yards and one TD in three years, and Ricky Martin of Grambling, who filed as a defensive back but did not play college football. The draft was continuing through later rounds to determine if they would be selected.

By drafting a player, a team forfeits a 1991 regular draft selection.

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