5 NY Jets firmly on the roster bubble entering the summer

These Jets players could be in trouble
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4. Jason Brownlee, WR, NY Jets

The Jets are high on Jason Brownlee's potential after an uneventful rookie season, but he too will be competing for a roster spot in the summer. The final few spots in the Jets' wide receiver room are up for grabs.

Brownlee's rookie contract was loaded with more guarantees than any undrafted player signed by the Jets last year, and he rewarded the team's faith by putting together an impressive summer and making the roster out of training camp.

Unfortunately for Brownlee, the likes of Mike Williams and Malachi Corley were added in the offseason, and both players figure to be near the top of the depth chart. There's also Garrett Wilson and Allen Lazard, who are both locks for the 53-man roster.

Brownlee will be competing with Xavier Gipson, Irvin Charles, and others for a roster spot. Gipson and Charles offer more special-teams versatility, but Brownlee likely has the highest upside as a receiver.

3. Max Mitchell, OT, NY Jets

A fourth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Max Mitchell started a handful of games as a rookie following a slew of injuries, and the general consensus was that he held his own given the circumstances.

Unfortunately, Mitchell didn't perform quite as well when thrust into action again in 2023. The former Louisiana standout finished with a lowly 49.3 Pro Football Focus grade, allowing six sacks and 30 pressures on just 336 pass-block snaps.

Mitchell did showcase some versatility, even starting a game at right guard, but he's fallen down the depth chart and is far from a lock to make the team. Tyron Smith, Morgan Moses, Olu Fashanu, and Carter Warren are all ahead of him at this point.

Barring injury, Mitchell might be on the outside of the roster bubble looking in. He needs a strong summer to cement his place on the team.