3 standouts and 2 duds from NY Jets first two training camp practices

Which players have made an impact in training camp so far?
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Dud: Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

Accuracy remains a significant problem for Zach Wilson, and the first two days of training camp have been proof of that. Wilson completed 6-of-11 passes on both Thursday and Friday, including a number of errant throws.

The former second-overall pick missed rookie Xavier Gipson badly on Thursday and bounced a pass to tight end Kenny Yeboah on Friday. There haven't been any turnovers, but Wilson's ball placement has been all over the place.

He's had a few positive moments as well. Wilson was the only Jets quarterback to throw a touchdown on Thursday — a short red-zone throw to Mecole Hardman, who quickly juked into the end zone for the score.

Still, Wilson's inconsistency continues to hold him back. He will hope to string together accurate days as the summer goes on.

Standout: The NY Jets defensive line

The Jets' defense has definitely gotten the better of the offense through two practices, and a large reason for that has been the play of the team's defensive line.

The Jets' defensive line has been the star of the show, tallying three sacks on Thursday and another five on Friday. Of course, since quarterbacks can't actually be touched in training camp, these are "sacks" in name only. They still count the same, though.

John Franklin-Myers has three sacks in two practices. Bryce Huff and Carl Lawson have a sack in each practice. Jermaine Johnson, Quinton Jefferson, and cornerback Craig James all have one sack.

It's been a dominant display by the Jets' defensive line through two practices. What was already a strength in 2022 might be even stronger in 2023.