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Zach Wilson's inconsistencies and 4 takeaways from NY Jets OTAs

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4. Lamarcus Joyner's starting job is not safe

There were a few veteran players absent from some of the OTAs this spring, one of whom was safety Lamarcus Joyner. Joyner's continued absence opened the door for a couple of younger players on the roster to step up and receive valuable first-team reps.

And those filling his shoes did not disappoint.

2021 fifth-round pick Jason Pinnock was the primary beneficiary as the converted safety lined up with the starters for the majority of the four open-media OTA sessions. He made the most of his snaps too, even intercepting an errant Zach Wilson pass during last Thursday's practice.

Pinnock transitioned from cornerback to safety last season and showed plenty of promise down the stretch. The Jets believe that with a full offseason to train at his new position, the former Pittsburgh standout could emerge as a legitimate player on defense.

He's certainly looking to prove them right, and it speaks volumes that the Jets see him as their primary backup free safety right now.

Pinnock hasn't been the only safety to stand out, however, as former third-round pick Ashtyn Davis has been one of the stars of the spring so far (more on him later).

All of this is to say that Joyner's starting job isn't exactly written in stone. If Pinnock and Davis continue to excel, they could push for Joyner's job this summer.

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