New York Jets training camp is finally here. Who are some of the players that you should keep your eye on? Here’s the top 10.
Finally, football is back. Well, for the New York Jets, it’s training camp and preseason, but that still counts.
Players report on Thursday, July 26 and less than a month later (Aug. 22 to be specific) is when training camp breaks. But before camp does break, let’s provide important insight into what you should be looking for.
Here are the top 10 sleepers to pay attention to during New York Jets training camp 2018:
10. Trenton Cannon, RB, Virginia State
This selection, at first, seemed a bit strange—especially when you consider the Jets employ Bilal Powell, Isaiah Crowell and Elijah McGuire. But look beyond the position for a second. This kid’s a return specialist.
The Jets haven’t had one of those in years and special teams is 33 percent of the puzzle.
If a squad automatically fails that section of the exam every year, then the best that team can finish is 66 percent and that’s if you get everything else perfect. You now understand why the Jets haven’t been to the postseason since 2010.
9. Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy
Now I know putting offensive linemen on this list isn’t a sexy thing to do, but this is a name to keep an eye out for. It’s always a cautious task in salvaging New England Patriots’ leftovers, but this could be another rare exception.
Antonio Garcia is an immensely talented player who dealt with some blood clot issues which are super serious, but he has been cleared by the Jets medical staff. If New York can be patient with this talented prospect, they could have a secret weapon for the future with his size and potential.