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4 NY Jets players set to benefit from offseason moves

NY Jets, Zach Wilson, Michael Carter
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3. Michael Carter, RB, NY Jets

Michael Carter was electric as a fourth-round rookie last year, but it was necessary for the Jets to find a proper complement to the former Tar Heel.

They could not have found a better solution in the draft than Breece Hall from Iowa State, who will immediately come in and be a big part of the offense in year one. Carter is 5-foot-8, while Hall is 6-foot-1, providing the necessary thunder to Carter's lightning in the backfield.

The running back by committee approach has become increasingly vital in the NFL due to the volatility of the position. Kyle Shanahan, the architect of the Jets offensive system, is famous for utilizing a running back by committee with successful results, so it makes sense for the Jets to bring in another talented back.

This would not be the first time Carter has been effective in a committee either, as he split touches with Javonte Williams at North Carolina. The move to trade up and draft Hall will keep Carter fresh, and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur can get creative putting them both on the field at the same time.

In addition to adding Hall, the signing of Laken Tomlinson is sure to be of aid to Carter, as guard play was inconsistent for the Jets last year.

Going from running behind the rotating door of Greg Van Roten, Dan Feeney, and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to the 2021 Pro Bowler will undoubtedly improve Carter's effectiveness as a rusher.

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