Jeremy Kerley Among the League’s Top Young Prospects

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June 12, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) during New York Jets Minicamp at the Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Jeremy Lin may be gone, but there is one Jeremy here to stay, and that is a good thing.

Jeremy Kerley is entering his second season with the Jets, and his potential is becoming known. Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders published a list of the top 25 young sleepers in the league, and Kerley made the list at number 13. Here is what Schatz had to say about young Jeremy:

Ignore the way the Jets messed around with Kerley in the Wildcat last year. He’s really a Wes Welker type: a small, quick, slot receiver who’s elusive enough to ring up yards after the catch. Right now he’s ticketed to be the third receiver when the Jets go three-wide, but considering how raw rookie Stephen Hill is, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Kerley as a starter who then moves inside to the slot when the Jets go three-wide. He’s also likely to run all kinds of fun reverses and end-arounds when the Jets go to their Tebow package of wackiness. Incidentally, Kerley had 17 of his 29 catches and 226 of his 314 yards against AFC East opponents. This is good because the Jets have to play those teams each twice; it’s bad because they weren’t particularly hard defenses to put up yards against.

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