9 players to watch in the NY Jets vs. Eagles preseason game

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9. Calvin Jackson, WR, NY Jets

The battle for the final 1-2 wide receiver spots on the roster has been interesting to watch unfold this summer, and one under-the-radar player who's been making waves is undrafted rookie Calvin Jackson.

Jackson was one of the biggest standouts from the Green & White Scrimmage last Saturday and he'll be looking to carry over that momentum into Friday night's game. He should receive plenty of looks running with the second and third-team offenses.

8. Jonathan Marshall, DT, NY Jets

The Jets are deep at defensive end (more on that in a moment), but their interior defensive line depth remains a bit unproven. That's why the team is hoping that a player like Jonathan Marshall can step up entering his second year in the league.

Marshall appeared in just four games as a rookie, but he'll have an opportunity to earn a much larger role in 2022. First, however, he'll have to convince the Jets that he deserves a larger role, and that could start with an impressive showing in the preseason.

7. Micheal Clemons, DE, NY Jets

Micheal Clemons is one of a number of defensive ends fighting for playing time in a crowded room of talented pass rushers. The rookie fourth-round pick is buried on the depth chart, but he should receive plenty of playing time this Friday night.

Clemons may be a rookie, but he's no project. The soon-to-be 25-year-old has the skill set to make an impact early in his career, and a strong performance in the preseason could help him earn snaps early on. He's a player to keep an eye on tonight.