As the New York Jets completed their first few days of training camp, wide receiver Jalin Marshall has created quite the buzz around his play-making abilities.
With the month of August finally here, it’s only a matter of time before the regular season arrives. It’s a crucial time for players on the New York Jets to secure roster spots and prove their worth to the leadership team that they can be key players this upcoming season.
When it comes to the offensive side of the football, wide receiver Jalin Marshall has gotten some rave reviews so far during the first few days of camp with the Jets. He’s been making great receptions and showcasing his incredible speed. Marshall’s story is also an amazing one as he was brought into the team as an undrafted rookie free agent and has that chip on his shoulder to prove many wrong for not taking a chance on him in the 2016 NFL Draft.
It’s no secret the Jets need to add another legitimate No. 3 receiving threat as they surely can’t once again rely on just wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker to get the job done by themselves in 2016.
The Jets’ offense set records last season but with a tougher slate of opponents this time around, it’s important to have others step up to alleviate the load. Marshall is entering a great situation with the Jets thanks to his versatility and ability to bring his speed and excellent route-running as a dual threat option.
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Considering the Jets need to find a dynamic and consistent return specialist for special teams, Marshall could be used in that role as well as on offense during deep passing plays.
It’s been a very long time since the Jets had a speedy threat capable of taking the top off of defenses as Marshall could be exactly what they’ve been looking for.
At the rate Marshall is going, he should hopefully land a spot on the final 53-man roster and bring a great dimension to the Jets.
Due to injuries the Jets have on their wide receiver corps, Marshall has been given first-team reps in camp and has done everything he’s been asked to do, which bodes well for his chances of making the team.
Overall, Marshall is already making himself a popular name right out the gates and if he continues with the way he’s going, could easily not only be a hidden gem for the Jets but an x-factor on offense and even special teams. He’s talented enough to handle both responsibilities as a premier return specialist and wide receiver, the likes of which should help the Jets tremendously in two areas they need to see new blood in capable of producing consistent results this upcoming season.