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NY Jets: 4 players who need a strong finish to the preseason

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NY Jets, Braxton Berrios
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3. Braxton Berrios, WR, NY Jets

Braxton Berrios has always been a player who's made the most of his touches. But in a somewhat crowded wide receiver room, Berrios finds himself in a situation where he's being forced to maximize his touches in order to earn his way onto the team.

Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Jamison Crowder, Keelan Cole, and Denzel Mims should all be roster locks. After that, Berrios is fighting for the sixth and likely final spot with the likes of Vyncint Smith and Jeff Smith.

Both of the Smiths have run with the first-team offense in recent weeks with the latter receiving the start over Cole on Saturday. As for Berrios, he's been stuck with the second-team offense all summer.

Perhaps this is due to the presence of Crowder who is firmly established as the starting slot receiver. Still, it isn't a great look when your competition is working ahead of you on the depth chart.

The Jets like both of the Smiths and feel that their respective speed is tailor-made for Mike LaFleur's offense. Berrios, who also has plenty of speed to spare has made a living on special teams as well which could help his case.

Regardless, Berrios needs a strong showing in the final preseason game to prove to the Jets that he's worth a roster spot.

He's caught just two passes this preseason — both of which came in last week's game. But with a more impressive performance tonight, Berrios could solidify his roster spot once and for all.

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