NY Jets: 5 breakout performers the team should build around

NY Jets, Javelin Guidry
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NY Jets, Javelin Guidry
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3. Javelin Guidry, CB, NY Jets

At the 2020 NFL Combine, the undrafted free agent out of Utah ran the second-fastest 40-yard dash after Henry Ruggs III. 

Guidry got waived after Jets training camp and signed the next day to the practice squad. By the end of the year, he was one of the few bright spots in a miserable Adam Gase season. 

NFL insiders questioned why the team never offered a contract to Brian Poole. But in these first four games, the slot combination of Guidry and rookie Michael Carter II has looked outstanding.

Guidry continues to elevate his game, particularly in terms of field awareness. Against the Titans, Brandin Echols went down early with a concussion, so the former Utah star played 85 percent of the snaps, in all types of coverage schemes.

He was in on many big plays, including a decisive open-field tackle in overtime on Derrick Henry. Saleh and Ulbrich love what they’ve got in Javelin Guidry.