5 NY Jets players whose stock is on the rise this summer

Jermaine Johnson and four other Jets players are on the rise this summer
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4. Malik Taylor, WR, NY Jets

Undrafted rookie Jason Brownlee stole the show early this summer and seemed well on his way to solidifying himself as the Jets' WR6. Don't overlook someone like Malik Taylor, though.

Taylor has quietly put together a very impressive summer, and he was on the receiving end of Zach Wilson's 57-yard bomb in last Thursday's preseason game.

He's no stranger to Aaron Rodgers and Nathaniel Hackett, either, having spent time with both in Green Bay. Taylor's speed and experience with Rodgers and Hackett could see him push for a roster spot.

There's no guarantee that the Jets carry six wide receivers, but if they do, Taylor might have a slight edge over Brownlee right now. He's helped his case a lot over the last few weeks.

3. Zonovan Knight, RB, NY Jets

Zonovan Knight entered the summer in competition with Michael Carter and, to a lesser extent, rookie Israel Abanikanda for the primary backup running back spot in New York.

Carter was the incumbent and likely favorite for the job, but Knight has done everything in his power to prove he deserves the role. The former undrafted rookie has been the best running back in camp for the Jets this summer.

Amidst rumors that the Jets could sign a veteran running back, Knight is looking to prove that he deserves to be Breece Hall's primary backup.

It's too early to say if he's done enough, but Knight has absolutely improved his stock. At the very least, he seems to have secured a roster spot even if the Jets sign a veteran running back. The same probably can't be said about Carter.