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Jets Wrap up Minicamp; Wilson Shows Reason for Optimism, Other Youngsters Opening Some Eyes

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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.

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.

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.

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.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

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.