Eron Riley had a nice game at wide receiver. While only amassing 4 catches for 28 yards Riley accounted for exactly a third of the Jets pass completions. While it is a definite possibility that Riley won’t make the 2012 edition of the New York Jets, he did make some tough catches in traffic, something Jets starters haven’t shown much of this preseason. Riley has good size, with extremely long arms and a good set of hands, showing good effort on run blocks as well. It isn’t often that a Jets backup receiver makes any type of statement in the preseason, so a few nice catches from Riley was good to see for both the Jets and the second year receiver out of Duke.
The offensive line did not impress. With a mix and match of a few first and second stringers along with some third teamers the offensive line gave up 6 six sacks the Eagles defense. It should have been more though as McElroy had a few nice runs to avoid instant pressure and gain yardage on the ground. Vladimir Ducasse failed to impress and no Jets lineman stood out in run blocking or pass protection, including newly acquired Jason Smith. This is not a good sign as the team is lacking depth for an important position for both offensive success and the health of starting quarterback Mark Sanchez.