7 NY Jets whose stock is soaring after 2024 mandatory minicamp

These Jets really impressed this spring
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2. Braelon Allen, RB, NY Jets

Talk about hitting the ground running. Rookie running back Braelon Allen entered OTAs in a competition for the Jets' RB2 job with the likes of Israel Abanikanda and Isaiah Davis.

It's hard to win a position battle in the spring, but Allen did just about everything he could to ensure that happens. The rookie is the odds-on favorite to be the Jets' primary RB2 this season.

Allen ripped off multiple long runs, flashed his upside as an underneath pass-catching option, and even hauled in a deep 50/50 ball down the sideline from Tyrod Taylor during OTAs.

Breece Hall should be the focal point of the Jets' offense, but Allen is going to play a role in 2024. He's quickly made a strong first impression and is well on his way to earning a regular spot in the offense.

1. Xavier Gipson, WR, NY Jets

While rookie third-round pick Malachi Corley received much of the pre-OTAs hype, it was actually second-year wide receiver Xavier Gipson who emerged as the team's No. 2 wide receiver with Mike Williams still rehabbing a torn ACL.

Gipson was one of the stars of the spring, making more plays downfield than any Jets receiver not named Garrett Wilson, per The Athletic's Zack Rosenblatt. He was a regular starter in the Jets' first-team offense during OTAs and minicamp.

The Jets have raved about Gipson's progress over the last year, and he seems to have the inside track to the starting slot receiver job. Corley will get on the field eventually, but right now it's Gipson's job to lose.

The former undrafted rookie will enter the summer as a penciled-in starter, and it's going to take a strong showing from Corley to wrestle the job away from him.