The New York Jets are still dysfunctional but appear to be heading in the right direction. What an odd move to fire a gm directly after the draft? Then again, I’m excited to see the Sam Darnold and Adam Gase show. Joe Douglas feels like a great hire to take over this roster. There is some optimism building with the gang green. Having said that, let’s check out the official New York Jets training camp preview.
3 Position Battles To Watch:
Left Tackle: Kelvin Beachum, Chuma Edoga
Here is your classic rookie vs veteran. Kelvin Beachum has been in the league for a long time. Beachum is a good player but he that guy that you’re always looking to improve from. Edoga comes to town as a rookie 3rd round pick. He’s a better pass protector than a run blocker. He also has experience playing with Sam Darnold at USC. Edoga has some pretty feet on him. Time will tell who prevails.
Tight End: Chris Herndon, Trevon Wesco, Daniel Brown, Eric Tomlinson
Chris Herndon played well down the stretch as a rookie. Then he decided it was a good idea to go ahead and get suspended. That leaves the door open for one of the other guys to steal the job. Will they? Probably not. Trevon Wesco is more of an H-back. Daniel Brown is a receiver turned tight end. Eric Tomlinson is a solid blocker but can barely run faster than a snail. The replacements are all flawed.
Cornerback: Trumaine Johnson, Parry Nickerson, Brian Poole, Daryl Roberts
If the Jets have a true weakness, it’s at corner. This group flat out sucks. There isn’t another way to put it. Trumaine Johnson got a fat check from the Jets and forgot how to play. The rest of the group are guys you probably never heard of. Brian Poole literally has to be a savior and he didn’t even get drafted. It’s crazy town with the lack of talent at corner.
Ready To Breakout: Robby Anderson
Robby Anderson is on a collision course towards greatness. It’s been creeping toward this direction slowly but surely. Anderson caught fire late in the season once Darnold got into his groove. With a real offensive play-caller and Darnold heading into year 2, Anderson is the number one target. He’s going to shine. This is going to be a classic example of a monster season in a contract year that nobody talked about prior to the season. Don’t say I didn’t tell you so.
Rookie To Watch: Jachai Polite
It’s been a long time since the Jets had a truly scary edge rusher. Polite gives them that chance. He also has a chance to flame out of the league in a hurry. Polite had a bad combine and interview process. He was also a talented sack artist at Florida that should have gone in the first round. Either way, I want in on this viewing experience.
Fantasy Sleeper: Quincy Enunwa
I mentioned Herndon’s suspension. I didn’t mention that Quincy Enunwa is probably the guy who eats up all of those targets. Enunwa is a very good player and never gets and publicity. Enunwa is basically a glorified tight end and extremely reliable target in the middle of the field. I could see Enunwa having a breakout year where he somehow snags 10 touchdowns. If that happens, that my friends is what we call gold in fantasy.