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Training Camp Profile: WR ArDarius Stewart

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide makes a reception against cornerback Marcus Edmond #29 of the Clemson Tigers during the fourth quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide makes a reception against cornerback Marcus Edmond #29 of the Clemson Tigers during the fourth quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart enters his rookie season with the New York Jets. Here’s his complete training camp profile.

The New York Jets definitely added a gritty, hard-nosed player when they drafted wide receiver ArDarius Stewart. He is willing to do the dirty work, not just in the passing game, but the running game as well.

He will fight for the football and he will fight off jams at the line of scrimmage. In addition to that, he will get his hands dirty in the running game by providing quality blocks to allow his team to keep those chains moving.

Take a look below at Stewart’s training camp profile as he prepares for what should be an interesting rookie season with the Jets.

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2016 SEASON REVIEW

In 2016, Stewart played his games in Tuscaloosa, AL for the Crimson Tide and Nick Saban. He finished Alabama’s College Football Playoff runner-up season with 54 catches, 864 yards, and eight touchdowns. He also averaged 20.1 yards per kickoff return.

2017 SEASON OUTLOOK

Whether or not Stewart starts is largely dependent upon what base offensive formation the Jets decide to run. If the Jets decide to run 12 personnel (one back, two tight ends), he won’t start. If the Jets run 11 personnel (one back, one tight end), he will challenge for the slot.

Both his run after catch potential and his ability to block make him a viable candidate for the slot position. His speed also warrants a look at returning kickoffs and punts. So, he should be a challenger to start in 2017.

Ultimately, though, he will probably end up fourth on the depth chart early and work his way up through good play.

TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION

There’s no doubt that Stewart will, barring injury, make the final 53-man roster. He has everything an NFL franchise could want in an NFL player. He’s tough, has the skills to play his position, and he’s smart.

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Stewart will quickly show the coaching staff why general manager Mike Maccagnan drafted him. He will grow on them every day. He will be the perfect protégé for wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, the Jet he resembles most.

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