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NY Jets: 5 players whose stock is down after minicamp

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NY Jets, Vyncint Smith
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5. Vyncint Smith, WR, NY Jets

The Jets have perhaps the deepest wide receiver room they've had in years. With the offseason additions of Corey Davis, Keelan Cole, and Elijah Moore, few position groups on the roster are deeper than wide receiver.

Again, that's great news for a Jets passing game that struggled mightily in 2020. But it's bad news for the returning players looking to fight for playing time.

One player who did himself no favors this spring is Vyncint Smith.

The speedy wideout went into the spring vying for the sixth wide receiver spot, and at this stage, it's hard to see him earning a roster spot if the Jets only carry six wide receivers.

Smith had a handful of troubling drops during the course of the spring and had few memorable moments. Meanwhile, his primary competition, Braxton Berrios, was one of the biggest standouts.

Berrios established himself as Zach Wilson's favorite target and made a strong case for both a roster spot and a role in the offense.

The Jets have an abundance of slot receiver depth meaning that Berrios needed an impressive showing this spring and summer to make the team. He did his part.

As for Smith, it's hard to see how he makes his way onto the team without an injury or two. He'll need a big summer to reinsert himself into the conversation.

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