The NY Jets are set to play their second preseason game this Monday when they take on the Atlanta Falcons. The two teams just finished up a week of joint practices that saw the Jets emerge as the clearly superior team, at least as far as practice performances are concerned.
Both teams will have a chance to put their money where their mouth is this Monday, but more importantly, this game will serve as yet another opportunity for certain players on the roster to solidify their roles.
The Jets don't exactly have many (if any) starting jobs up for grabs, but with more depth than in recent memory, the team has a number of spots up for grabs at the bottom of the roster.
Which players are most in need of a standout performance? We take a look at five Jets players who have the most to gain in this Monday's preseason game.
5. Calvin Jackson/Irvin Charles, WR, NY Jets
We can just lump Calvin Jackson and Irvin Charles into the same category as they're two undrafted wide receivers fighting for one hypothetical roster spot. The word 'hypothetical' is important here because it's far from a guarantee that either makes the team.
Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Garrett Wilson, Braxton Berrios, and Jeff Smith are all guaranteed roster spots. The Jets could carry six wide receivers, and if they do, Jackson or Charles could push Denzel Mims for that final spot.
Both Jackson and Charles have had their moments this summer. The former notably caught the game-winning touchdown in the first preseason game.
If the Jets want a smaller, quicker receiver with experience as a returner, Jackson makes sense. If they're looking for size and physicality, they might just turn to Charles. Both players could make their case on Monday.