The Jets wrapped up minicamp today and will now look ahead to training camp in August as Robert Saleh prepares his team for the grind of the NFL’s first ever 17-game schedule which the Jets will kick off in Carolina on September 12th. So if one were to take a stroll through Jets twitter from those in attendance while listening to the coaches, what can we take away?
Zach Wilson is a “fast study”. This, according to Jets passing game coordinator Gregg Knapp who praised Wilson’s ability to adjust arm angles and make quick throws.
#Jets passing game specialist Greg Knapp calls QB Zach Wilson a "fast study."
Says Wilson has "a very natural arm talent" and "natural throwing motion," and easily can change arm angles. Impressed by how Wilson can adjust his throws quickly.
— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) June 16, 2021
Through rookie camp and minicamp it seems a good number of those throws went to rookie receiver Elijah Moore who earned effusive praise from coaches and pundits alike. This is a very good thing for the Jets offense moving forward. Having Moore making highlight reel grabs every day along with rookie running back Michael Carter impressing as a receiver out of the backfield should be plenty of reason for Jets fans to smile.
On defense, one of the biggest surprises has been the emergence of undrafted free agent cornerback Isaiah Dunn. Signed out of Oregon State, we initially said Dunn had a legitimate chance to make the roster, but if he keeps making plays, he may become a regular on a group with very little NFL experience.
Oregon State CB Isaiah Dunn is a guy the Jets coveted as a priority free agent. Gave him $200K deal which is a decent chunk for UDFA. Has a shot to make the 53 given the lack of depth the Jets have at the position. pic.twitter.com/wLk2boMymt
— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) May 14, 2021
ESPN reporter Rich Cimini touted two other cornerbacks in Jason Pinnock and Bryce Hall on the final day of minicap. If the Jets are going to have any success at all in 2021, they’re going to need some of these young cornerbacks to grow up in a hurry.
Also getting a quick mention from Cimini was undrafted free agent defensive lineman Michael Dwumfour. Cracking this group of D-linemen for an undrafted free agent is just about impossible, but Dwumfour has shown some impressive traits on film with both Michigan and Rutgers.
Not a ton of production in college but Jets UDFA DL Michael Dwumfour who transferred rom Michignan to Rutgers has a very impressive first step and active hands. Long shot to stick with such a deep group, but you can see why the Jets want to kick the tires. pic.twitter.com/Z83YTrkq4Y
— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) May 12, 2021
One development during camp that will be worth watching when training camp opens up is Tyler Kroft running with the starters over Chris Herndon. We mentioned Kroft as a guy who could surprise and make the roster, but stealing the starting job would come as a surprise.