Originally written on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 2/10/12

For all the talk us Jets fans have been dealing with in terms of coaches and players staying or leaving in the past couple of weeks. Here are three players who will be around next year that should be ready to take their play to the next level -

Jeremy Kerley - Prior to the departure of Derrick Mason, Kerley saw limited action. However, after Mason was traded to Houston, Jet fans saw just how much potential Kerley had. Working out of the slot position, Kerley managed to haul in 29 receptions for 314 yards and one touchdown. Not only did Kerley show how bright of a future he has with the Jets, he also provides the offense with game breaking potential, something this offense lacks. Kerley demonstrated his versatility by running the Wildcat effectively and connecting on his only throw of the season for 41 yards. I believe Kerley has the ability to be a solid slot wide receiver for many years to come with the Jets.

Muhammad Wilkerson - Even though he looked overmatched at times this season, overall Wilkerson made a strong impression as a rookie, Wilkerson is just 22 years old and has plenty of room for improvement. He started in all 16 games for the Jets this season, making a total of 49 tackles and 3 sacks, including one for a safety in Week 2 against the Jags. This is a guy who has a ton of natural ability at the DE position, and it’s important that he continues to develop because we all know after watching the Super Bowl this past Sunday, it takes a solid D-Line to beat Brady and the Pats.

Jeff Cumberland - His season was cut short after just three games due to a torn Achilles. It was unfortunate to see because I think a lot of people saw a big upside to Cumberland. He will be entering just his third season in the NFL next year, and barring any setbacks from his recovery, I fully expect to see Cumberland a part of the mix next year, having both Dustin Keller and Jeff Cumberland gives the Jets a solid duo at the TE spot.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Adrian Beltre completes cycle, gets mad when assaulted

Gruden had to convince Dan Snyder to bench RG3

Jim Mora turns P. Diddy fight into recruiting pitch for UCLA

Illinois releases results of women's basketball probe

Richie Incognito named starter by Rex Ryan

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

DeMarco Murray isn't thrilled Eagles limited reps in practice

Brandon Weeden: 'God forbid I am forced to play' for Dallas

Ben Roethlisberger: Markus Wheaton is ready to break out

Hernandez tipster allegedly had sexual relationship with him

Rookie WR Tyler Lockett has Pete Carroll, Seahawks gushing

Packers TE returns to practice in wake of family tragedy

WATCH: Giants players fight during training camp

Lindsey Vonn shows support for Tiger Woods on Twitter

Report: Rousey to star in film based on her autobiography

Porn star offers to cook meal for any sports champion

Why everyone is wrong about Cowboys Tony Romo, Part 1

Oregon was only team drug tested during CFB Playoff?

Five 2nd year NBA players ready to take the next step

John Daly wants to be US Ryder Cup captain

Rodgers appears in another Olivia Munn workout video

Matt Hasselbeck is still getting random drug tests

Five teams that won at the MLB trade deadline

What should be expected from Aaron Rodgers in 2015?

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Adrian Beltre gets mad when assaulted after HR

Lindsey Vonn shows support for Tiger

Notre Dame doesn't need a conference

Rex takes jabs at Jets' management

Sanchez: It's 'crazy' to call Chip racist

Ronda Rousey calls out Cyborg

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker