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Training Camp Profile: WR Chad Hansen

By Luis Tirado Jr.
BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Chad Hansen #6 of the California Golden Bears reacts after running in for touchdown against the Stanford Cardinal at California Memorial Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Chad Hansen #6 of the California Golden Bears reacts after running in for touchdown against the Stanford Cardinal at California Memorial Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Wide receiver Chad Hansen is entering his rookie season with the New York Jets as he’ll prepare to compete in training camp for a position on either offense or special teams.

When it comes to the wide receiver position on the New York Jets, get used to some new names and hopefully, better memories. The Jets have parted ways with both Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall with hopes of ushering in a youth movement. Besides wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, the Jets are hoping to see some of their other younger players step up and make their case to earn valuable reps during the regular season.

The Jets drafted wide receiver Chad Hansen out of California in the 4th Round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He brings speed, solid route running, and a big play dynamic to the offense of the Jets that is in dire need of such playmakers.

Below is the training camp profile for Hansen who should be a popular name throughout the summer and hopefully, when it matters most during the regular season.

2016 SEASON REVIEW

In two years at the University of California, Hansen totaled 1,498 receiving yards, 111 receptions, and 12 touchdowns.

2017 SEASON OUTLOOK

Hansen’s skillset can be best described as a receiving option that can adjust well no matter what kind of assignments that are given to him. With a good football IQ, Hansen is the kind of receiver that can do it all, whether lined up in the slot or even when it comes to blocking on rushing plays.

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Should he end up making the final roster, expect to see Hansen work his way up from special teams and get his opportunities here and there during the regular season once he gets acclimated to life in the NFL.

TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION

Hansen is talented and should stand out all throughout training camp. Expect to see him make nice plays to impress the coaching staff and earn a position on the final 53-man roster.

Also, keep an eye out for him to possibly get a shot at kickoff/punt return duties since that’s an area of need for the Jets and Hansen’s skill set might make him a decent return man on special teams.

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