New York Jets: How does Devin Smith fit on depth chart?


When the New York Jets prepared their war room for the 2015 NFL Draft, they knew they needed to add a speedy wide receiver that was capable of being a true deep threat. They probably figured that using their No. 6 overall pick in the 1st round would have been too high to select one but the 2nd round should provide some quality choices to fit exactly what they needed. With their second-round pick they landed one of the top wide receivers of the draft in Devin Smith.

At 6’0″ and 196 pounds, Smith will provide a nice vertical game for the Jets that they’ve been lacking for quite some time. Considering how solid he was in his collegiate career, he could be one of the hidden gems of the draft that will yield immediate results for the Jets.

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After he caught 2,503 yards on 121 receptions for 30 touchdowns for Ohio State, Smith will need to find his role on the Jets’ offense that has been revamped to feature a solid receiving corps that would surprise many come next season. How does he fit on their depth chart heading into next season?

Considering that Eric Decker was the Jets best receiver last season statistically with 962 yards on 74 receptions for five touchdowns, he will most likely head into their No. 2 role. Newly acquired Brandon Marshall should be able to crack No. 1 on the depth chart while Jeremy Kerley should easily be their No. 3 option in the slot.

That fourth spot is up for grabs between Smith, DeVier Posey, T.J. Graham and several other candidates that will do their best to land spots on the team. With how well Smith plays and his tremendous upside, there is little doubt that he won’t amaze the decision-makers of the Jets to make sure he is in at wide receiver the majority of the time int hat final spot on the depth chart.

With his speed, ability to break tackles and the fact that he could infuse the Jets’ offense with some big time play-making abilities, it’s a no brainer that he should easily be ready to step in and contribute immediately. No offense to those trying to land that No. 4 spot on the receiving depth chart on the Jets but Smith has too much to prove and so much to gain doing his best to put the Jets in a position to win plenty of football games come next season.

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