NY Jets: 4 veterans who could surprise in training camp

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The NY Jets have one of the youngest rosters in the NFL. Years of poor roster decisions have led to general manager Joe Douglas enacting a complete rebuild in the span of just two offseasons.

The result is a group of players that looks almost indistinguishable from the team that took the field at MetLife Stadium just two short years ago.

Of the 22 projected starters on the Jets roster heading into the 2021 season, only six are survivors of the Mike Maccagnan regime. The rest of the team has been hand-picked by Douglas.

With any rebuild, an abundance of young talent is shipped in to replace the veterans leftover from the previous front office. The Jets' rebuild has been no different.

But even on a roster full of young, inexperienced players, there are a few veterans who remain key pieces. Players like C.J. Mosley, Carl Lawson, and Corey Davis have at least a half-decade of NFL experience under their belts and are expected to play sizable roles with the team in 2021.

However, what about the unheralded veterans on the roster?

Training camp is typically seen as a time of the year where rookies and young players can prove their worth. But it's worth remembering that the veterans are fighting for playing time and roster spots as well.

With training camp set to begin in just a few days, we take a look at four veterans who could surprise some folks this summer.