Can we get Sam Darnold just a little bit of help? More on that later today. New York is so desperate for help that they’re talking to Demaryius Thomas about returning to the team. As of right now, the Jets are actually counting on Vyncint Smith to be a player for them. Don’t worry, Smith predicts a big 2020 season for the Jets.
“I watch the other receivers like [Packers receiver] Davante Adams,” Smith said. “He’s not the fastest receiver, but he knows how to control everything to make the defensive back go where he wants him to go to get open. I’m excited with everything that’s going on and trying to stay focused and get ready for the season. It’s going to be a big year.”
For Darnold’s case, I really hope Smith breaks out. The Jets signed him off the Texans practice squad last year. Smith produced 17 receptions for 225 yards in 13 games and 4 starts. Thus far, Smith has pretty much been a nobody. The good news is, there’s basically no competition on the roster.
If Vyncint Smith wants to become a focal point of the offense, there isn’t a ton of big names in front of him. Denzel Mims was picked in the 2nd round but isn’t a player I was high on. Breshad Perriman has had a very up and down career. Jamison Crowder is a slot guy. If Smith has a breakout season, the door is open for him.
Smith did run a 4.36 – 40 time apparently at a pro day in 2018. Pro Day 40 times are fishy but you can see the speed on the field. It’s possible Smith turns into a contributor. It takes small school players some time to get comfortable.