NY Jets: 3 surprise rookies who could become starters in 2020

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The NY Jets could have a handful of rookies see starting reps in 2020.

The NY Jets haven’t exactly found the most success in their recent draft classes. Be it in the short-term or long-term, the Jets have found it challenging to land players who could actually contribute to the organization in a meaningful way.

However, they’ll be hoping that their fortunes have changed with their most recent draft.

General manager Joe Douglas went into the 2020 NFL Draft in the midst of his first offseason with the team after taking over for Mike Maccagnan last June.

It was a unique set of circumstances for a first-year GM, to say the least, but it seems as though Douglas came away with a number of players who could make an early impact.

Of course, first and second-round picks Mekhi Becton and Denzel Mims are expected to play key roles right out of the gate. Both are projected to be Week 1 starters at their respective positions and it would be very disappointing if they weren’t.

But they aren’t the type of players this article will be focusing on.

Instead, we’ll be analyzing the unheralded rookies who many aren’t expecting to play major roles in their rookie season, but who might just end up doing so anyway.

Let’s take a look at three rookies who could surprisingly become starters by the end of the 2020 season.

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