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The second week of the preseason is complete and the New York Jets wide receiver power rankings are beginning to look more clear. While the back end of the receiver depth chart is still a shot in the dark, the front end is solidifying itself as many expected. Let’s dive in to the updated rankings
1) Jeremy Kerley
Kerley has clearly established himself as the team’s best target. The Jets new offensive system has receivers finding space much easier than last year and Kerley never struggled with this aspect in the first place. Marty Mornhinweg has Kerley working from the slot, his most deadly area of the field to attack from. Each preseason game he has made catches for large chunks of yardage and shows no signs of slowing down as the Jets best playmaker through the air.
2) Stephen Hill
Although Hill held the number one spot in the last version of the wide receiver power rankings, his play hasn’t declined. His route running is crisper than ever and his measurables are starting to translate on the field. It will be interesting to see what kind of numbers he puts up with Geno Smith this week, a quarterback he’s shown instant chemistry with.
3) Santonio Holmes
Holmes has yet to play a snap for the Jets but is beginning to sprint, which is more than enough to warrant a spot on the power rankings. Many did not expect Holmes to begin running in August, but it appears he will be ready to play much earlier than expected. So much for “milking” his injury.
4) Ryan Spadola
Spadola had yet another solid game in week two of the pre-season. Three catches on three targets for almost 50 yards with limited reps is excellent work for the UDFA out of Lehigh. He’s practically a lock to make the team at this point and is looking to have a legitimate role in this offense.
5) Clyde Gates
After a slow week of practice for Gates coming off a head injury, he found more ways to be impressive. While not exactly lighting up the field as a wide receiver against the Jaguars (zero catches on two targets), he proved his worth as a viable kick returner. Three returns for 100 yards with a long of 44 yards is quite impressive. Everyone knew Gates is one of the faster players in the league, the problem has always been getting the ball in his hands. Putting him at kick returner allows him to work in space with the full field in front of him.
6) Braylon Edwards
Braylon hasn’t seen much action with the 1s, raising questions if he is going to make the team. While he compiled three catches just shy of 50 yards against the Jaguars, he’s struggling to gain separation against back up corners. He brings a veteran presence and has always been a solid run blocker, but he’s certainly on the bubble at this point.
7) Ben Obomanu
Obomanu had a very quiet week after being the Jets leading wide receiver against the Lions in week one. Obomanu is on the bubble to make the roster but his special teams contributions may give him the edge for the final spot over a veteran like Braylon Edwards or any of the UDFAs not named Ryan Spadola.
8) Zach Rogers
Rogers had one catch for 12 yards and one punt return for 11 yards in week two. The potential is clearly there with Rogers, but already having Jeremy Kerley on the roster may limit his chances of making the team. They both offer similar skill sets but Kerley is obviously a more consistent player at this point in time. Rogers certainly has a chance to make the practice squad.
9) Titus Ryan
Ryan had a quiet week and his early injury in training camp seemed to have killed his momentum.
10) Michael Campbell
Campbell registered a catch for six yards but needs to do a lot more than that to gain a roster spot.
11) Joseph Collins
Still waiting for Collins to show up, maybe we’ll see something against the Giants?
12) K.J. Stroud
Refer to Joseph Collins description and insert Stroud’s name.
13) Rahsaan Vaughn
Vaughn was signed early in the week and deserves some time to learn the offense. A highly touted recruit out of high school who had limited stats with Oregon, Vaughn needs to show the athleticism that once garnered scouts attention.
Marcus Davis - IR
Vidal Hazelton - Torn ACL after having an impressive two weeks of practice
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While it’s not funny when someone gets hurt, I can’t help but giggle at the fact that Jets punter Robert Malone injured himself while getting into a hot tub. It just seems so odd. Malone said back "went out" as he was getting in hot tub last wk + went out again a few days later. Getting 8hrs of treatment daily #jets — Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) August 19, 2013...
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