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New York Jets Training Camp Preview: Tight Ends

July 14th, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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David Aitken continues his training camp of the 2017 New York Jets with a look at the tight end position. Here is the earlier piece looking at wide receiversâ?¦

Projected Depth Chart/Starters

  1. Austin Seferian-Jenkins
  2. Jordan Leggett
  3. Eric Tomlinson
  4. Brian Parker

One of the main issues with organizational instability is not just the quality of the roster but the importance of it’s make up. A change in offensive philosophy can drastically change the outlook at a position. The Jets didn’t utilize pure tight ends under Chan Gailey (though Maccagnan kept around four, just in case) and thus had the worst group in the NFL last two years. With a change of offensive coordinator, now the Jets could be featuring the position quite heavily. Does John Morton have quality tools at his disposal?

The offseason didn’t bring any bona fide starters but Maccagnan made sure to dip into one of the deeper tight end draft classes in recent memory. O.J. Howard was a commonly mocked prospect at sixth overall but it wasn’t until round five where Maccagnan landed Clemson’s Jordan Leggett. Leggett was a steal where the Jets got him and could be a solid starter down the line, but tight end is often a position where rookies fail to make a significant impact. Because of that, penciled in as the starter is 2016 waiver wire pick up Austin Seferian-Jenkins – one of the roster’s most intriguing players.

Seferian-Jenkins was a top 40 pick of the Buccaneers in the 2014 draft, selected 11 choices ahead of where the Jets would take Jace Amaro. As a prospect he had several qualities leading to believe he could develop into a Pro …

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