Backs & Receivers


  1. Geno Smith
  2. Ryan Fitzpatrick
  3. Bryce Petty

At quarterback we all know the deal. There are four in camp, but the three who’ll make the cut are clear. The Job will be Geno’s until, or if, he slips up and gives way to the ultra streaky Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Running Back

  1. Chris Ivory (Goalline)
  2. Bilal Powell (3rd Down)
  3. Zac Stacy
  4. Stevan Ridley

The one issue with cutting Daryl Richardson at the running back spot is that he represents the lone guy who can kick it into a super high gear. While Chris Ivory is firmly planted as the starter, he mirrors Zac Stacy and Stevan Ridley (all power backs). Bilal Powell will be the undisputed third-down back, but he also lacks top-flight speed. The Jets will have to make due with these four despite their similarities.


  1. Tommy Bohanon

Second-year pro Tommy Bohanon returns after a solid rookie campaign in 2014. He’s the ultimate fullback’s fullback – blocking his way to a job.

Tight End

  1. Jace Amaro (Y)
  2. Jeff Cumberland
  3. Kellen Davis
  4. Steve Maneri (Goalline)

The tight-end position has unfortunately created all the wrong kind of buzz this camp. Jace Amaro hasn’t turned heads and after Jeff Cumberland there’s very little there. Kellen Davis does provide a veteran presence and Steve Maneri is strictly a blocking tight-end. The wild card here will be undrafted rookie Wes Saxton. Can he steal one of these spots?

Wide Receiver

  1. Brandon Marshall (Z)
  2. Eric Decker (X)
  3. Jeremy Kerley (Slot)
  4. Devin Smith
  5. Shaq Evans
  6. T.J. Graham

Thanks to the arrival of five-time Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker now slides into his more fitting No. 2 spot on the depth chart. Jeremy Kerley needs to stay healthy to provide Geno with that comfortable, shifty slot presence. One the guys making a ton of noise this camp has been Shaq Evans. Evans, who was drafted in the fourth round last year out of UCLA, missed his entire rookie season due to injury.

According to Kristian Dyer of Metro New York, Evans has impressed to a level that could knock DeVier Posey or T.J. Graham off the team. With Devin Smith out due to broken ribs/punctured lung, These three guys have a giant opportunity to impress.

The Ohio State rookie will need to get back soon as he represents Geno’s only real deep threat on the squad. While Marshall and Decker do make a nice one-two pair, both guys are relatively similar in their talent-base (possession guys who lack top-end speed).

Notable Cuts: DeVier Posey (WR), Walter Powell (WR), Daryl Richardson (RB), Wes Saxton (TE)

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