5 NY Jets players who shined in the second preseason game

These five Jets players shined the brightest on Saturday

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4. Will McDonald, DE, NY Jets

The entire Jets defensive line feasted on Saturday, and that was with the team resting the likes of Quinnen Williams, John Franklin-Myers, Carl Lawson, and Al Woods. In reality, you could include a number of defensive linemen on this list.

Guys like Bryce Huff and Quinton Jefferson deserve shoutouts, but one player who continues to make plays this summer is rookie first-round pick Will McDonald.

McDonald recorded a sack on third down in the second quarter, bending around the left tackle to bring down quarterback Matt Corral and force a punt.

It was another promising performance from the rookie pass rusher. This Jets' defensive line is as deep as any unit in the league, and Saturday's game proved that.

3. Israel Abanikanda, RB, NY Jets

Another rookie who impressed on Saturday was fifth-round pick Israel Abanikanda. Abanikanda led the Jets in rushing with 56 yards and a healthy 4.7 yards per carry.

The highlight of the evening was a breathtaking 26-yard run up the middle that came inches away from his second touchdown in two preseason games. The run included a nasty spin move that showcased the rookie's explosiveness and elusiveness.

Abanikanda is still a work in progress, but he's making a case to be involved in the Jets' running back rotation this season. The Jets can really use his big-play ability, especially with Breece Hall still working his way back from injury.

That one run displayed exactly why the Jets drafted him. Abanikanda has a chance to be a dynamic change-of-pace option this season.