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Trent Cannon stealing the show throughout training camp

By Luis Tirado Jr.
FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AUGUST 07: A New York Jets helmet at NY Jets Practice Facility on August 7, 2011 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AUGUST 07: A New York Jets helmet at NY Jets Practice Facility on August 7, 2011 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Rookie running back Trent Cannon has been the most talked about player in New York Jets training camp. He’s stealing the show and making a nice name for himself.

So far all throughout New York Jets training camp, rookie running back Trent Cannon has easily been the player everyone has been talking about. From head coach Todd Bowles to even fans in attendance at the Green & White scrimmage game, Cannon has showcased some incredible speed. Such blazing speed that he could be a nice x-factor on offense this upcoming season.

Even though the Jets have several running backs ahead of him on the depth chart, Cannon could find himself a spot as a versatile weapon that can be used in several different ways. Cannon has been handling kickoff and punt return duties in training camp as it’s likely he’ll make the final roster of the Jets in such a role.

The Jets might also sub him in on certain offensive plays to use his ridiculous speed as either a running back or even receiving option. Either way, it looks like general manager Mike Maccagnan got it right when he selected Cannon in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

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Ideally, the Jets might have found a hidden gem in this year’s draft with a player that will likely contribute immediately in 2018. At the start of training camp this week, however, Cannon left practice early in which Ralph Vacchiano confirmed that trainers were checking out his left foot and ankle.

Bowles likely took Cannon out for precautionary reasons but hopefully, it won’t be anything serious and he’s ready to go heading into preseason action. That is where he’ll be able to continue showcasing his speed and what could be a game-changing skillset against real competition.

Things are looking good for the Jets to hopefully find an above-average return specialist that is capable of running it straight to the house. It’s been a very long time since they scored a touchdown on special teams but at the rate Cannon is going, he might finally be the one to make it happen.

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