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The Jets have one of the biggest wide receiver corps in the NFL
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Apr 12 2019, 7:52 am - By liny195


It’s commonly known that the Jets have built a wide receiver group centered around size. Save for return specialist Andre Roberts Doug Middleton Jerseys 2019 , every receiver on the Jets roster is 6’2 or taller.Even with that extraordinary amount of plus size on the outside, this is no tight end group disguised as a wide receiver core. The unit has plenty of athleticism and speed across the board, especially in Quincy Enunwa, Terrelle Pryor, and Robby Anderson. I was interested to find out how the size, height, and speed of the Jets wide receiver group compared to the rest of the NFL. I averaged the 40 yard dash time White Brandon Copeland Jerseys , height, and weight of the top four wide receivers listed on each team’s depth chart. Of course, 40 times lose a bit of value the further they drift into the past, but it is the best available way to measure overall speed, and when averaged out with other players the data should be relatively reliable in painting an accurate picture.Here are the results. The top four group of the Jets ranked 7th in 40 time and tops in both height and weight. All in all, that culminated in the foursome ranking at the top of the league in “speed score” - which adjusts wide receiver 40 time by height and weight.I think it’s also worth noting that the gap in speed score between the Jets and the 2nd-ranked Chiefs is slightly larger than the gap between the 4th-ranked Broncos and 17th-ranked Lions.Speed and size are absolutely not the primary determining factor in how productive a wide receiver can or will be. Route running, hands Brandon Copeland Jerseys 2019 , awareness, physicality, durability, and many other abilities and factors come into play.However, there’s no doubting that superior athleticism and size certainly raises the potential of a particular player or group. The Jets are the only team in the league with four wide receivers on their roster to post an 800-yard season - and all of those came in the last two years. This group has already seen flashes of very good production. When coupled with their physical uniqueness, there looks to be an exciting ceiling for them, which could very well be within reach this season if they could each stay healthy and continue their upward progression.What are your thoughts on the Jets wide receiver corps? How good can they be White Trumaine Johnson Jerseys , and how good will they be?Five Jets to watch in preseason opener vs. Falcons With the Jets preseason opener now just hours away, here are five Jets whose performance is worth watching tonight against the Falcons.Sam Darnold: We start with the obvious. Darnold will be the most scrutinized Jets player on the field this preseason. People will probably read way too much into his performance either way. With that said, tonight is our first look at Darnold in a game setting. He also has a chance to build on his strong training camp and stake a claim to the starting job.Teddy Bridgewater: Aside from some mopup duty late last season, this will be the first time Bridgewater will see live game action since 2015. Bridgewater is competing with Darnold for the starting job. He also has a chance to raise his value on the trade market should the Jets be inclined to deal him. Normally a player’s preseason performance wouldn’t mean much for trade value, but the questions about Bridgewater aren’t based on his talent level or his capabilities. They are about how well he can physically function after his catastrophic knee injury two years ago.Trenton Cannon: I am basing this on what I saw at training camp. Cannon’s speed stood out and he flashed some receiving skill. He is in the mix to win the kickoff and punt returner jobs. Elijah McGuire’s injury also might create an opening for Cannon to carve out a role on offense.Darron Lee: This in many ways is a make or break year for Lee. His first two seasons have been somewhere between inconsistent and disappointing. He is no longer new to the linebacker position. He knows the playbook well enough that Todd Bowles is letting him make some of the calls. There has been some buzz about his performance in camp to date. Will tonight provide us with some sort of evidence as to whether he can put things together?Derrick Jones: The second year corner has impressed early in camp. Can he start to alleviate concerns about cornerback depth by carrying his strong play into preseason?
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