NY Jets: 3 storylines to follow at 2021 mandatory minicamp

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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NY Jets, Carl Lawson
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3. Debuts of the NY Jets big free-agent signings

As previously mentioned, Crowder and Maye weren't the only two notable Jets who sat out of OTAs. In fact, neither of the team's big free-agent signings were able to take the field during the voluntary portion of the offseason.

We're talking about Carl Lawson and Corey Davis.

Lawson chose to work out on his own, instead sending the Jets videos of his progress. For what it's worth, the team seemed to be very pleased with his situation.

As for Davis, the former fifth overall pick injured his shoulder very early in the spring and missed essentially all of OTAs. While not technically his Jets debut, minicamp will give the team their first extended look at their new top wide receiver.

The Jets have high hopes for Lawson who the team signed to a massive three-year, $45 million contract in the offseason with the hope that he could be their best pass rusher since the days of John Abraham.

Lawson was legitimately one of the best edge rushers in football a year ago and will be looking to carry over that success into 2021. It all starts in minicamp.

Davis, on the other hand, will be tasked with being the Jets' No. 1 receiver after signing a three-year, $37.5 million contract back in March. He's battled injuries throughout his career and will look to get healthy and make a strong first impression this week.

Keep an eye on both Lawson and Davis this week as the Jets get their first real look at both players in person.