5 NY Jets players who improved their stock at OTAs

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2. Jeremy Ruckert, TE, NY Jets

With Tyler Conklin and later C.J. Uzomah banged up with minor injuries, Jeremy Ruckert was given ample opportunity to make an impact this spring, and he absolutely maximized that opportunity.

Ruckert was one of the most active players in the Jets' offense this spring. His best day might have come in the Jets' second open-media OTA session, where he hauled in four catches and nearly secured a big gain over the middle of the field if not for an errant Zach Wilson pass.

The Jets remain high on Ruckert, despite his quiet rookie season. It's not uncommon for young tight ends to take some time adjusting to the NFL. It's actually rare to see tight ends produce early in their careers, especially when they're buried on the depth chart as Ruckert was last year.

Even with Conklin and Uzomah, Ruckert might push for some playing time this season if he continues to impress. He was one of the spring's more notable standouts.

1. Garrett Wilson, WR, NY Jets

Garrett Wilson was the star of OTAs for the Jets — there is no question. Much like Rodgers, it's hard to say that Wilson necessarily improved his stock. After all, he's already penciled in as the team's No. 1 wide receiver.

What Wilson did, however, was remind everyone of just how talented he is while offering a glimpse of what he might be capable of in an Aaron Rodgers-led offense.

Wilson and Rodgers' chemistry was electric in the few practices they had together. The two connected for a beautiful toe-drag completion on the sideline during Friday's practice and hooked up for a back-shoulder fade in the corner of the end zone on Tuesday.

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

As Rodgers noted on Friday, Wilson seemed to have at least one 'wow' moment in each practice. The former first-round pick could be in for a monster second season if his performance this spring is any indication.