JetBlue Posted January 26 Share Posted January 26 Assuming we get the quarterback we need, starting with Aaron Rogers at number 1 and Derek Carr 2, and we get an OC who can coach to his talent, I think the biggest surprise players for next season will be Jeremy Ruckert followed by Denzel Mims and Mehki Becton. Let me start with Ruckert. This kid has all the tools to be a top flight TE and add to JDs great 2022 draft. All he needs is a OC to actually play him, and a quarterback who will get him a couple of looks a game. He could turn out to be a real safety value. Of course his blocking will be very important with Breece Hall back. Lets hope our coaching staff won't get caught up in how much a player is making and just plays the best player a good number of snaps. I realize we have Conklin and Uzomah but I still think this guy could be dynamic in the pass game. Denzel Mims - I can already hear the laugh track lol. It comes down to this; unless he is traded, he is mostly likely not getting cut and will be back next year to compete for a spot. Now you get a OC who sees what Mims CAN do and not focus on what he can't like a certain jobless OC. Like you know, use him in the red zone, on 50-50 balls, on slants, etc. And definitely use his blocking to assist in the run game. Of course I could just be looking threw green colored glasses, but hey that is just how I see it. Of course a lot will depend on who else they bring in at WR, either threw trade, FA or the draft. I think Mims will be given every chance to impress his new OC and quarterback. I will be rooting for him to do so. Mekhi Becton - probably even more laughter lol. Look, he can't possibly get HURT AGAIN? RIGHT? At least not for a season or two (I hope). So assuming he is healthy, it will be like getting another top draft pick added to the line. But one who has already played a season in the league. We all know that he can be a BEAST in the run game, In fact all three players I have highlighted are pluses in the run game. With Breece, Bam, Carter perhaps Johnson and AVT coming back, our running game should be top 5-10 in the league. That will make the life of whichever quarterback we get, much easier and help in the play action and passing game in general. Of course there are other players who could also mention; I think Jermaine Johnson is going have a monster year, assuming he gets the snaps. I don't know if I would consider that a surprise though. Who do you see has surprise players for the Jets next year? What are your reasons? Have at it! 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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