4 standouts and 1 dud from the NY Jets' final OTA practice of the spring

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Standout: Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

It's been a bit of a rollercoaster for Zach Wilson this spring, but the former second-overall pick finished out OTAs with an improved performance from his previous open-media OTA practice.

Wilson went 6-of-8 in 11-on-11 drills, primarily working with the first-team offense, and also finished 7-of-8 in 7-on-7 drills. In total, Wilson completed 13 of his 16 pass attempts, with neither incompletion coming as a result of quarterback error.

Two of Wilson's incompletions resulted from excellent coverage by the likes of D.J. Reed and Bryce Hall, while the other was due to a drop. This was very likely Wilson's most consistent and accurate performance of OTAs.

On top of that, Wilson spoke to reporters for the first time this offseason and said all the right things. Friday was a good day for Wilson, on and off the field. A strong finish to OTAs after a couple of inconsistent performances.

Dud: Zack Kuntz, TE, NY Jets

Jets tight end C.J. Uzomah exited Friday's practice early with a leg injury, and with Tyler Conklin already nursing a minor injury of his own, that left Jeremy Ruckert and rookie seventh-round pick Zack Kuntz to take on the majority of first-team reps.

Ruckert had a fine practice with few notable moments. Instead, it was Kuntz who stood out — for all the wrong reasons.

The Old Dominion product hauled in a pass during red-zone drills, only to have it punched out of his hands by safety Ashtyn Davis for a would-be fumble. A little later in practice, Kuntz dropped an open pass from Zach Wilson. It was his second drop of the day.

The Jets realize that Kuntz is still a major work in progress, and Friday's practice was evidence of that. His development this summer will be interesting to watch unfold.