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Training Camp Profile: WR Jalin Marshall

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11: Jalin Marshall #89 of the New York Jets returns a kickoff against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the New York Jets 23-22. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11: Jalin Marshall #89 of the New York Jets returns a kickoff against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the New York Jets 23-22. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets wide receiving core is very young, and Jalin Marshall is one of their youngest, and he needs a full evaluation in training camp.

When making their final roster, the New York Jets need to evaluate everything about all of their players. Wide receiver Jalin Marshall will be the toughest. His 2016 season didn’t jump off the screen, and he followed that up by getting suspended.

When you get suspended by the NFL for violating the Substance Abuse Policy, it should be an immediate red flag for the organization. It’s not one failed test that gets you suspended. So, it’s a conscious choice to be able to get to the point of suspension.

Hopefully, Marshall smartens up and realizes what is at stake when it comes to his position with the Jets. Here’s his complete profile heading into training camp below.

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2016 SEASON REVIEW

Marshall’s 2016 season can be described as average at best, and probably should be described as below average, even for a rookie.

As a wide receiver and return man he only had 748 all purpose yards and two total touchdowns. His production and play didn’t really stand out to separate him from the rest of the pack.

2017 SEASON OUTLOOK

Marshall’s 2017 will begin away from the Jets. He can’t play until October 8, in Cleveland. So he will be fourth on the depth chart, at best.

He will have to prove to head coach Todd Bowles and new offensive coordinator John Morton that he belongs on the team. It may be tough because he can’t contribute for the first quarter of the season.

TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION

The Jets have a lot of young depth on the roster at receiver. They have rookies Chad Hansen and ArDarius Stewart. Additionally, they have the players that would be considered veterans of the group, Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa, and Charone Peake. They also have enough depth in the return game to make it hard for Marshall to compete for a spot given he won’t be around for the first quarter of the season.

The Jets also have enough depth in the return game to make it hard for Marshall to compete for a spot given he won’t be around for the first quarter of the season. Finally, the dead cap hit over the next two seasons will be a total of $8,998. Therefore, he won’t make the 53-man roster. He will be cut.

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