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Evaluating & Ranking The 2016 New York Jets Weaponry

3. Bilal Powell, RB

  • AGE: 27, 5’11”, 204 lbs.
  • 2015: 11 G, 70 CAR, 313 YDS, 1 TD, 63 TGT, 47 REC, 388 YDS, 2 TD

The man who leapfrogs Eric Decker in taking the No. 3 spot on this list is Bilal Powell.

It doesn’t matter he’s the No. 2 running back. It doesn’t matter starter Matt Forte is a 3rd down RB himself.

Powell is just that good.

The problem with Powell is staying on the field. When he does, he’s invaluable to the Jets offense. What’s more is it actually felt like Powell was faster in 2015 than he ever had been in the past. His burst was noticeable.

Take Week 13 of 2015 for example. With the Jets needing to comeback from a two possession deficit against the New York Giants, Ryan Fitzpatrick leaned on Powell. Powell caught eight balls for 91 yards and a score.

His touchdown came on a beautifully designed middle screen in a desperate 3rd and long situation:

Powell’s versatility is worth its weight in gold.

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