NY Jets: Predicting the 53-man roster and 16-player practice squad

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NY Jets wide receivers

  • Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Jamison Crowder, Denzel Mims, Keelan Cole, Braxton Berrios, Vyncint Smith (7)

The Jets are banking on Corey Davis being Zach Wilson's No. 1 target during the season. And the new pair is off to an excellent start, judging by their in-game performances in the preseason. Davis is coming off of his best season as a pro in Tennessee, and the Jets feel that he is an ascending player. 

The Jets dodged a bullet when summer sensation Elijah Moore's quad injury turned out not to be as serious as once feared.

This summer, Moore has looked like a superstar and could be one of the most exciting players on the entire roster to watch. Expect him to play all over the place, outside, inside, and in motion.

The Jets will be utilizing their receivers all over the field, but they have several options in the slot. Their most reliable player in that regard is Jamison Crowder.

He will be the subject of trade talks all season, but Zach Wilson is lucky to have the trustworthy Crowder to throw to.

Denzel Mims has a ton of upside as a deep threat and playmaker in this offense. He's in a crowded receiver room, but it won't be easy to keep him off the field.

Keelan Cole and Braxton Berrios provide excellent back-end depth and special teams versatility. Cole can play everywhere at receiver and return kicks and punts.

Vyncint Smith is player No. 50-53 on the active roster. He could very easily miss the cut and end up on the team's practice squad, depending on what areas of the team are thin heading into the season.

But Smith has value as not only a deep threat but as a kick returner and gunner on special teams.