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6 biggest standouts from the NY Jets mandatory minicamp

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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3. Zach Wilson, QB, NY Jets

Zach Wilson didn't look very good during OTAs. The second-year quarterback had some positive moments, but as a whole, he was inaccurate, inconsistent, and unsure of himself.

That was not the case, however, in the open-media portions of mandatory minicamp.

Wilson came out firing on Tuesday completing 10-of-13 passes in the team's 11-on-11 drill while going 13-for-16 in 7-on-7 drills. It was an excellent turnaround for Wilson given his slow start to the spring.

The 22-year-old looked more confident and composed than he had all spring, and it showed in the results. He carried that momentum over into Wednesday too with another hot start.

Wilson started off 7-of-9 in team drills and 5-of-7 in 7-on-7s before he cooled down during the red-zone portion of practice. The highlight of the day was a long bomb to wide receiver Jeff Smith who burnt past cornerback Bryce Hall for a touchdown.

Wilson actually tossed two long touchdowns to Smith during Wednesday's practice, one during each session. His performance during red-zone drills left a lot to be desired, however, as the former BYU star finished just 1-of-8 on the day.

Still, Wilson looked really good for the majority of minicamp. He wasn't necessarily flashy, but he was making the proper reads and lasering in some tight-window throws.

The Jets would love to see him continue his progress this summer.

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