2013 New York Jets Training Camp Preview: Part II-Backs and Receivers

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Sep 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets player Santonio Holmes (10) is helped off the field after an injury against the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

WIDE RECEIVERS

The competitors: Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley, Stephen Hill, Ben Obumanu, Clyde Gates, Joseph Collins, Marcus Davis, Vidal Hazelton, Thomas Mayo, Zach Rogers, Titus Ryan, Ryan Spadola, KJ Stroud, Jordan White

We know who the locks are, Santonio Holmes (pending health), Jeremy Kerley, and Stephen Hill. If Holmes’ foot is finally cleared for takeoff, he should lead the way. We know that Stephen Hill has his ills that need to be cured. If he can’t cure his problem with the dropsies, he may see less time, but he is sure to start the season.

So, who takes the remaining spots? Well, Clyde Gates was around last year, but I think we can all agree that he didn’t do enough to be considered a lock to make this team. Ben Obumanu is a veteran guy that has the chance to over-take Gates. Another one is Jordan White. Prior to being drafted by the team in 2012, White led the nation in receptions. He put up a good fight to make the roster in 2012, and one year under his belt should help a lot.

Zach Rogers is a guy that has stolen a lot of praise so far this summer, undrafted rookie from Tennessee. However, any of these UDFAs will have a great chance to make the roster. It’s wide open when you score as poorly as the Jets did in 2012. So, my initial prediction for the WR depth chart is: Holmes, Kerley, Hill Obumanu, White, and a UDFA to be named later.

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