NY Jets news: Post-minicamp 53-man roster predictions

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NY Jets wide receivers (6):

- Corey Davis, Keelan Cole, Jamison Crowder, Elijah Moore (R), Denzel Mims, Braxton Berrios

The Jets will go into the 2021 season with the deepest wide receiver room they've had in a long time. Free-agent signings Corey Davis and Keelan Cole have received the bulk of first-team reps and seem to be the favorites to start on the outside.

2020 second-round pick Denzel Mims battled an illness and had a slow spring, but certainly shouldn't be counted out. We'll learn a lot more about his standing with the team this summer.

The battle for reps in the slot will be the most interesting. Jamison Crowder has been the Jets' leading receiver in each of the last two seasons and recently agreed to a sizable pay cut to remain with the team.

He's still a candidate to be traded, but it seems likely that he is on the roster come September. Don't rule out a deadline deal, however.

He'll have to fend off rookie Elijah Moore who stole the show this spring and looks like a potential star in the making. Fellow slot receiver Braxton Berrios also turned some heads this spring.

Berrios is far from a lock to make the roster, but his impressive performance this spring — combined with Vyncint Smith's disappointing showing — makes it much more likely he makes the cut.

The Jets have a lot of slot depth (Crowder, Moore, Cole), but if Berrios continues to perform, they won't be able to justify leaving him off the final roster.