5 under-the-radar NY Jets who impressed in the Hall of Fame Game

Which under-the-radar players maximized their playing time on Thursday?
NY Jets, Malik Taylor
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4. Greg Senat, OT, NY Jets

While most of the attention was on players such as Mekhi Becton, Max Mitchell, and Joe Tippmann, Greg Senat was quietly the team's best offensive lineman on Thursday.

Senat finished with a Pro Football Focus grade of 71.4 which ranked second among all offensive players on the team. That included a stellar 79.4 run-block grade which ranked first among all Jets players.

A Queens native and Wagner alumnus, Senat was claimed off waivers by the Jets at the end of the 2021 season and spent all of last year on the NFI list with an undisclosed injury.

It's not realistic to expect Senat to push for a roster spot, but he has a chance to stick around on the practice squad if he can put together more performances like this one.

3. Malik Taylor, WR, NY Jets

Malik Taylor only made one notable contribution in Thursday's game, but it came on arguably the most impressive play for either team all night.

Taylor burnt past his man on a go route and hauled in a gorgeous 57-yard bomb from Zach Wilson in the first quarter. While Wilson received most of the well-deserved praise, Taylor deserves his flowers too.

The speedy former Green Bay wide receiver has quietly put together a solid training camp and is definitely in the mix for a roster spot. He's probably Jason Brownlee's biggest competition for the WR6 job.

Taylor's experience with both Aaron Rodgers and Nathaniel Hackett certainly won't hurt his case. Neither does the playmaking ability he showcased on Thursday.