Youth movement should continue at wideout
The New York Jets started with 90 players on their roster, by the end of it there will only be 53 left. When the Jets are considering cuts, age should play a factor, especially with their wide receiver corps.
With roster cuts looming, the New York Jets have to make a lot of tough decisions. Some of those tough decisions are going to be who to keep at the wide receiver position. There are two open spots for the taking, with rest of depth chart set. The Jets need to continue the youth movement, by keeping some of the younger receivers in the fold.
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There 10 receivers on the roster now and the Jets kept only six guys last season. So taking away Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Devin Smith and Quincy Enunwa from the conversation, that leaves two spots left. Now the Jets have six receivers fighting for a limited amount of roster spots. Half of those receivers leftover are veterans.
Two guys who have stood out are the underdogs on the team in Charone Peake and Jalin Marshall. It’s no coincidence that these players are young, they’ve got much higher ceilings than those older players.
Marshall and Decker are going to be the stars of the team for a while, the big question is who’s next? If you opt for the more veteran savvy guys like Jeremy Ross or Kyle Williams, their ceiling is somewhat limited.
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Ross, Williams, and Kenbrell Thompkins are all retread guys, they’ve been kicked around by a bunch of teams.
While Peake (seventh round pick) and Marshall (undrafted) are young and possess high potential.
It’s time for the Jets to develop guys at the bottom of the roster.
The Jets haven’t done a good job developing players, especially when you consider that there was a period of nine years without a 1,000 yard receiver from 2007-2015.
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To keep the current 1,000 yard receiver streak going, the Jets need replacements for Marshall and Decker when they retire. A healthy Smith, a versatile J. Marshall and a lanky Peake could be quite the triplets someday for the Jets.