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Long Shot Returner may Have Shot to Stick With Gang Green

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By Glenn Naughton

 

Maryland cornerback Will Likely may be very unlikely to make the Jets as a tryout player during their current mini-camp, but a comment from Jets head coach Todd Bowles during his post practice press conference may have given the dynamic return man a bit of a boost.

When asked if Gang Green would consider using a roster spot on a player who is exclusively a return man, Bowles replied “It depends on how special he is”, and judging by his production in college, Likely has the ability to be pretty special.

Likely was a long shot to get drafted as he stands just 5′ 7”, but his knack for the big play on special teams was bound to get him a look somewhere.

During his time at Maryland, Likely returned 87 kicks for 2,233 yards (25.7 YPR) and a pair of touchdowns, while racking up 875 yards on 67 punt returns (13.1 YPR) and 4 touchdowns.

Unlikely to see much time on defense, the cornerback had 7 career interceptions at Maryland, six of which came in his sophomore season.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.