Mekhi Becton's health and 5 NY Jets storylines to watch in OTAs

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NY Jets, Denzel Mims
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4. How much has Denzel Mims really improved?

This offseason, we've heard plenty about the improvements that third-year wide receiver Denzel Mims has made, but after two very disappointing seasons in a Jets uniform, is this real improvement, and can it translate into regular-season performances?

Mims has the physical tools and the talent to be a good receiver in the NFL as he's shown when given an opportunity, but behind the scenes, there's clearly been something holding the former Baylor stud back.

From what Joe Douglas and Robert Saleh have said, however, Mims has been training his hardest and may have fixed some of those issues. If we see Mims getting serious reps alongside the top three or four guys on the depth chart, this could turn into one of the best wide receiver corps in the league.

5. How will the NY Jets split carries at running back?

The Jets got an absolute steal in 2021 when they drafted Michael Carter in Round 4, and they backed that up in 2022 by trading up two spots to draft Breece Hall.

Thankfully, running back is one position that is easy to share the workload at, and with two very talented, athletic, and physical backs, the Jets now possess a pair of incredible weapons at running back.

The splits may be even between the two, and we likely won't fully see how this plays out until training camp and the preseason. The battle for third place on the depth chart is just as interesting.

Tevin Coleman seems like the obvious choice, but with Ty Johnson flashing potential in 2021, this will be another battle to see who suits up on game day alongside Hall and Carter.

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For a team like the Jets that has lacked talent on both sides of the ball, seeing competitions like this has to fill the fans with optimism. The Jets legitimately have a very deep and talented room in almost every offensive position, especially running back.