NY Jets news: 4 notable standouts from 2021 OTAs so far

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4. Michael Carter, RB, NY Jets

The Jets opted not to use any major assets on the running back position this offseason, instead opting for what's expected to be a committee approach.

And the early indications are that one player could become the lead back in that committee before long.

Fourth-round pick Michael Carter has shined during OTAs so far and looks primed to take over the lion's share of the touches in the backfield.

Veteran Tevin Coleman began the spring as the de facto lead back, a role that he still holds to an extent. But it hasn't taken long for Carter to start receiving plenty of first-team reps.

Coleman remains the top back on the depth chart during team drills, but Carter has been receiving first-team looks during the individual portion of practice.

It's clear that Coleman and Carter are the Jets' top two backs right now, with Ty Johnson not too far behind them. Carter has wowed coaches with his elusiveness and natural pass-catching ability.

Expect the rookie fourth-rounder to be an important part of the Jets' offense in 2021.