Trevon Wesco looked like a potential roster cut heading into the spring. A raw offensive talent near the bottom of the tight end depth chart, it was hard to see him out-shining the competition at his position.
After missing almost two full seasons, C.J. Mosley is ready for his return. “It’s been a breath of fresh air, that’s the best way to put it,” the Jets linebacker recently said on The Official Jets Podcast.
Mandatory minicamp is over for the Jets, which means the beginning of training camp is just around the corner. With minicamp in the books, there is now a somewhat better understanding of who is in a good spot to crack New York’s 53-man roster and who is on the outside looking in entering camp.
One of the newest Jets thinks his team will make a major leap in 2021 because of Robert Saleh. Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins told Sirius XM NFL on Wednesday the Jets have already bought into Saleh’s mentality.
Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley opted out of the 2020 season, but it’s been a lot longer than that since he’s played in an NFL game. Mosely injured his groin in Week 1 of the 2019 season and was shut down for the year after aggravating the injury in a Week 6 return to action.
Joe Douglas made a splash in April’s draft when he traded up nine spots to select Alijah Vera-Tucker with the 14th overall pick. The Jets knew well in advance that they would likely have to move up if they wanted the former USC guard.
Jamien Sherwood, vying for a starting role on the Jets defense in his rookie season, appears to have already grasped the playbook. Defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich praised the linebacker out of Auburn – who switched from safety when the Jets picked Sherwood in the fifth round – for his ability to pick up the defense as quickly as he has.
This offseason for the Jets has consisted of a major roster revamp. With a new regime in place, numerous positions have been more upgraded as New York looks to gradually move towards contention. Wide receiver is no exception. Drafting Elijah Moore and multiple free-agent acquisitions have fans excited about the team’s depth at the position.
As the New York Jets bide time before training camp, ESM looks at some veteran faces that could be poised for a breakout. As we’ve officially reached a rare dead period on the NFL calendar, ESM presents Top 10 Tuesday, a weekly list series that will center on the past, present, and future of the Jets in a sortable format.
Across the entire organization, it's clear the Jets have taken steps in the right direction from their two-win season a year ago. At one position, however, the improvements that New York has made have been the best of any team in the NFL.