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Did the Jets find a star in Jalin Marshall?

Jun 14, 2016; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets player Jalin Marshall talks to New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles during OTA at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 14, 2016; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets player Jalin Marshall talks to New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles during OTA at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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Did the New York Jets find a gem by signing undrafted wide receiver Jalin Marshall from Ohio State University? So far he’s proving to be quite the acquisition.

The New York Jets have a heavy load of players at the wide receiver position and one player on the team is standing out to be a very impressive player. Jalin Marshall out of Ohio State university, has taken full advantage of his opportunity since he was undrafted. He has been a big help in the kick return game as well as the punt game.

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Marshall could be a help in the Jets’ offense in certain packages they run. The Jets only have a true slot receiver in Eric Decker as Marshall could fill that role which would be a great thing. He should continue to grow his game by listening to veterans on the team as well as his coaches. What the Jets have been missing was a deep ball runner and Marshall could very well be that person.

In college, Marshall averaged 15 plus yards in returning the football. He was able to create room after the catch on offense as well as the kicking game. He just needs to work on the little things in his game that will help improve his impact. He needs to learn how to win against press coverage as well as hauling in tough passes.

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He will be very successful in the NFL by returning punts and kicks for the Jets.

It’s an area the Jets have struggled mightily in as he has x-factor written all over him.

For his size he is built as a running back at 5’11 and 205 pounds.

Most teams weren’t impressed with him and didn’t draft but it left a chip on his shoulder.

The Jets though saw something and signed him and haven’t been disappointed thus far.

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Overall, Marshall is someone the Jets should give a chance to see what he can do throughout the regular season. He needs to be able to continue his success and continue to work hard. If he is able to translate success at the pro level, he can easily be a game changer. Marshall is someone the Jets could be very happy with to have down the road as a returner since his skill-set will give them better field positioning and even points on the scoreboard.

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