NY Jets: Top 10 storylines to follow at 2021 training camp

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2. The NY Jets cornerback battle

The Jets will have a few position battles this summer, but none more intriguing than the cornerback position. Despite a gaping hole at the position, the Jets decided not to address cornerback until Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft.

It appears as though they're set to roll with the youngsters in 2021 with the hope that at least one of them emerges as a potential long-term starter.

2020 fifth-round pick Bryce Hall is the only guaranteed starter. The other outside cornerback job will come down to the likes of Blessuan Austin, Jason Pinnock, Isaiah Dunn, and Brandin Echols.

The nickel cornerback job will also be up for grabs as 2020 undrafted free agency Javelin Guidry competes with fifth-round rookie Michael Carter II.

This is about as "open competition" as it gets.

1. Zach Wilson's development

There was never going to be anything else to top this list. No matter what happens this summer and this season, the development of rookie quarterback Zach Wilson remains paramount above all.

Wilson made a strong first impression during OTAs, but now with the pads on and an actual pass rush coming after him, his play this summer will be very interesting to keep a close eye on.

If Wilson comes out firing and looks the part of a future franchise quarterback, the Jets will leave training camp feeling very confident about their future. But if the opposite occurs, they might be left feeling like they made a mistake.

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Nothing is more important for the Jets at training camp this year than the development of Zach Wilson.