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Evaluating & Ranking The 2016 New York Jets Weaponry

4. Eric Decker, WR

  • AGE: 29, 6’3”, 206 lbs.
  • 2015: 15 G, 132 TGT, 80 REC, 1027 YDS, 12 TD

Eric Decker coming in as the fourth best weapon on the New York Jets might be a bit of a surprise for you. After all, the Jets No. 2 option out side did come up with a pretty representative 1,027 yards and 12 touchdowns on 80 catches.

Ranked No. 4 on this list or not, Decker is the quintessential No. 2 wide receiver in the NFL.

His greatest strength is route-running. He’s not quick; he doesn’t have tremendous hands; he doesn’t possess blazing straight line speed. Decker’s routes are what makes him his money in this league.

He’s a guy who the QB can always depend on, lean on. He’s a guy who’ll always be in the right position and make the right read depending on the coverage. This professionalism is worth its weight in gold.

As long as New York’s No. 3 WR option brings some element of speed to the table, Decker as the No. 2 is a phenomenal option.

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