The NY Jets improved quite a few position groups this offseason, but none more so than their wide receiver unit.
Arguably the weakest position on the team last year, the Jets went out and signed both Corey Davis and Keelan Cole in free agency before adding Ole Miss standout Elijah Moore with the 34th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
And for their efforts, they've received some national praise.
Pro Football Focus recently named the Jets as the team with the most improved receiving corps in the NFL ahead of the New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots.
The NY Jets significantly improved their wide receiver unit
It's important to remember that this does not mean that the Jets have the "best" wide receiver group in the NFL — far from it. But it indicates that the group they have entering 2021 is much better than what they had a year ago.
And how could you argue that?
Rewind back to Week 2 of last season. The Jets trotted out a trio of Braxton Berrios, Chris Hogan, and Josh Malone for the majority of the game. Those three players alone commanded 22 of the team's 32 targets on that afternoon.
And of the 10 that didn't go to them, the rest were split between the likes of Chris Herndon, Kalen Ballage, Breshad Perriman, and Frank Gore.
The Jets were ravaged by injuries at the wide receiver position last year, but even when healthy, they were hardly a dominant unit. Perriman was a flop in New York, Mims only played half the year and never established much in the way of chemistry with Sam Darnold.
Now, going into 2021, the Jets boast one of the deepest wide receiver groups in the NFL. With a top-five of Corey Davis, Denzel Mims, Jamison Crowder, Elijah Moore, and Keelan Cole, you'd be hard-pressed to find many receiving corps with more depth than that.
Even behind them, players like Vyncint Smith, Braxton Berrios, Lawrence Cager, and Jeff Smith will compete for the final one or two roster spots. The Jets have depth — more than they've had in years.
In just one offseason, the Jets managed to completely overhaul the wide receiver position. Given the abysmal group they were working with last year, it's safe to say that they absolutely have the most improved unit in the NFL.