4 NY Jets players whose stock is falling after OTAs

NY Jets, Denzel Mims
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1. Denzel Mims, WR, NY Jets

It's unclear why Denzel Mims wasn't in attendance for the Jets' OTAs this spring, but his absence certainly didn't help improve his stock. If anything, it had the exact opposite effect.

With Mims at home, a number of young wide receivers on the Jets' roster helped improve their own chances of making a roster. And if any of these players are to make the team, it'll very likely be at the expense of Mims.

Jason Brownlee, who the Jets handed the fourth-most guaranteed money of any undrafted rookie this offseason, put together an impressive spring, complete with a highlight-reel, one-handed grab.

Brownlee, fellow undrafted rookie Xavier Gipson, and second-year receiver Irvin Charles earned shoutouts from Aaron Rodgers as well. All three developed all-important chemistry with their new quarterback, while Mims was nowhere to be found.

Another undrafted rookie who made waves was Jerome Kapp. Signed following a successful rookie minicamp tryout, Kapp was one of the most active players on either side of the ball this spring.

Any of those players, most specifically Brownlee, have a chance to push Mims for that sixth wide receiver spot on the roster. Mims already finds himself on the roster bubble after hauling in just 19 catches over the last two years.

It's not fair to speculate about the reason for Mims' absence, but it is fair to suggest that his absence absolutely did him no favors.

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While his direct competition developed chemistry with their new quarterback, Mims wasn't even at the team's facility. That doesn't bode well for his chances of making the 53-man roster this summer.