1. Denzel Mims, WR, NY Jets
Even despite the additions of Corey Davis, Keelan Cole, and Elijah Moore in the offseason, most assumed that Denzel Mims' role in the offense would be pretty secure.
A second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Mims showed flashes during his rookie season, but was clearly limited by inconsistent quarterback play, a bad offensive system, and an injury that kept him sidelined for most of training camp and the first half of the year.
Hopes were high that Mims could break out in 2021 and begin to reach his ceiling with a new quarterback and a hopefully improved offensive system.
However, perhaps the new coaching staff isn't as high on him as first expected.
Mims didn't enter the spring as one of the team's starting wideouts. Instead, it was Keelan Cole who started opposite Corey Davis in the first-team offense.
Mims still received plenty of first-team work in OTAs with Davis absent, but he failed to do much with his playing time. And once Davis returned for minicamp, Mims was relegated to exclusively second-team work.
In fact, the likes of Davis, Cole, Elijah Moore, Jamison Crowder, Braxton Berrios, and even Vyncint Smith all received first-team snaps. Mims was on the outside looking in.
It's important not to overreact yet as it's still very early, but Mims will need an impressive summer to reclaim his starting job.
The Jets love Cole and his strong spring means that he has a sizable edge over his younger counterpart.
Perhaps no player finds his stock falling as much as Denzel Mims following spring practices.