Hold: Max Mitchell, OT, NY Jets ($MM)
- 4 pressures allowed, 1 fumble recovery, 100% snap count
Max Mitchell continues to be the rookie playing the most snaps for the Jets as he fills in at an injury-riddled offensive tackle position.
Mitchell once again fared well considering where he was taken in the draft and what the organization likely expected from him when they picked him in the fourth round.
During a drive in the second quarter, Mitchell was getting dominated by the combination of Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney (as many other tackles in the league have). This included getting beaten by Clowney which forced a fumble for the Jets while they were marching their way down the field.
While it is a tough task to ask a rookie to block dominant pass rushers like this, it showed the floor of Mitchell even if it was just for a drive. Luckily for the Jets, Clowney was forced to leave the game early which left a noticeable impact on the game.
Mitchell made up for it, though, in the fourth quarter with a heads-up play after another Tyler Conklin fumble. The rookie right tackle kept his eyes up and pounced on the ball — it was a game-saving play considering what would follow.
It's worth keeping an eye on Mitchell's stock over the next few games as his volatility is understandably high.
- TBD: Jermaine Johnson, DE, NY Jets ($JJ) - 33% snap count
- TBD: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, NY Jets ($LIJR) - 26% snap count
- TBD: Micheal Clemons, DE, NY Jets ($DEEBO) - 34% snap count
The rest of the Jets rookies made relatively minor impacts on the Week 2 win over the Browns. Their play featured a couple of tackles from Jermaine Johnson, a drop from Jeremy Ruckert, and a penalty from Micheal Clemons.
None of their play was all that noteworthy, but this was the first time all seven rookies were active on the roster at the same time.