5 NY Jets players who shined during Tuesday's OTA practice

Who were the stars of Tuesday's practice?
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2. Xavier Gipson, WR, NY Jets

Another player who continues to make plays during OTAs is second-year wide receiver Xavier Gipson. Right now, Gipson might be seen as the early favorite to win the starting slot receiver job over rookie Malachi Corley, who returned to practice on Tuesday following a brief injury scare.

Gipson was the recipient of one of the Jets' biggest offensive plays of the day, hauling in a near-60-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers in 11-on-11 drills.

Rodgers scrambled to his right, showing good escapability and movement skills coming off the Achilles injury, and fired a strike downfield to the left hash where a wide-open Gipson streaked into the end zone. Tony Adams was the nearest defender, although it might've been busted coverage.

Either way, Gipson has been a notable standout from the open-media OTA sessions. He has a chance to earn a real role on offense this season. The Jets have been pleased with his development.

1. Braelon Allen, RB, NY Jets

There has been no bigger standout from the Jets' OTA practices than rookie running back Braelon Allen. Allen has received the majority of first-team reps at running back with Breece Hall sidelined, and he's absolutely maximized his snaps.

The Wisconsin product has particularly impressed as a receiver, an aspect of his game that he wasn't able to show off as much in college. Most of Allen's catches had come as a check-down, underneath target to this point, but that changed on Tuesday.

Allen completed what might be the highlight of the spring so far, hauling in a leaping 50/50 ball from Tyrod Taylor down the left sideline. The rookie running back skied over the defender's head and made a fantastic catch for what would've been a long gain in a game setting.

At 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, Allen has looked the part as a runner and showcased his untapped potential as a receiver. The Jets might have a dangerous 1-2 punch in Hall and Allen.

As a side note, fellow rookie running back Isaiah Davis has also received a lot of run with the first-team offense and looked impressive. Tarik Cohen has been sprinkled in with the first-team offense as well, while Israel Abanikanda has primarily worked with the backups. The writing appears to be on the wall.