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Two ways the NY Jets can mimic the Miami Dolphins rebuild

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2. Shift their top WR to a dangerous No. 2 Role

In addition to the boost in quarterback development, adding Tyreek Hill also proved valuable in another key way: it allowed Jaylen Waddle to become one of the league's most dangerous No. 2 receivers in the league.

Waddle has shown an ability to be a legitimate top pass-catching option on most rosters. He has, however, reaped the benefits of single coverage in a dynamic offense.

The result of this tandem has formed something of a cheat code for Miami. If teams are tempted to double cover or assign safety help to one side of the field, the opposite receiver thrives. To date, it does not seem as though there is a realistic way of stifling this speedy offense.

Garrett Wilson has shown similar potential during his rookie campaign. If the Jets resolved to develop the Ohio State star into their future franchise receiver, it would be a solid plan.

But imagine Wilson as the No. 2 opposite of a true All-Pro wideout. Mix in supplementary pass catchers like Corey Davis, Tyler Conklin, and C.J. Uzomah, and the Jets could be looking at one of the most dangerous offenses in the league.

This also doesn't take into consideration a rushing attack featuring a healthy Breece Hall, Michael Carter, and James Robinson. Even with potential limitations at quarterback, which NFL defenses could easily contain this type of firepower?

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The Jets have plenty of areas to improve. However, the club may be one top wide receiver away from making another leap into the upper tier of NFL franchises. If they are wise, they will look to model Miami's rebuild template as they seek to overtake what has quickly become a loaded AFC East.

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