NY Jets: 5 players whose stock is on the rise following OTAs

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2. Keelan Cole, WR, NY Jets

One of the more underrated signings the Jets made this offseason was that of wide receiver Keelan Cole.

Cole has been somewhat overshadowed by the likes of Corey Davis and Elijah Moore, but the former Jacksonville Jaguars wideout has a chance to make a serious impact this season.

And his placement on the depth chart is indicative of just how high the Jets are on him.

Many expected the starting wide receiver duo to be Davis and the returning Denzel Mims. Instead, it's been Cole running with the first-team offense in place of the second-year pro.

Is that an indictment of Mims or praise for Cole? Perhaps it's a little bit of both. Either way, it's hard to argue that Cole's stock hasn't improved drastically since the start of OTAs.

If not for Elijah Moore, we'd be singing Cole's praises as the most impressive wide receiver this spring — and perhaps the most impressive player overall.

He's been that good.

Given his versatility to play both outside and in the slot, expect the Jets to get Cole involved in a variety of ways on offense.

Most assumed that Cole would be WR5. Right now, he looks more likely to be WR2, and his performance at OTAs certainly helped his cause.