Preview of Jets’ Wide Receivers

Will Parkinson previews the Jets’ 2021 Wide Receivers

In this preview of the Jets’ 2020 roster, we tackle the Jets’ wide receivers–a very talented and deep group.

Current Depth Chart:

X Receiver

1) Corey Davis

2) Denzel Mims

3) Jeff Smith

Slot Receiver

1) Jamison Crowder

2) Elijah Moore

3) Braxton Berrios

Z Receiver

1) Keelan Cole

2) Elijah Moore

3) Smith/Denzel Mims

Veterans Available: John Brown, Kenny Stills, Golden Tate

Upgrade/Downgrade:

The Jets’ receivers are 100 percent upgraded. Comparing the Jets’ current depth chart to the one they started Week 2 versus San Fransisco last season is frankly startling. The Jets upgraded heavily in Free Agency with Corey Davis and Keelan Cole as well as in the draft with Elijah Moore. This group went from a weak point to a strength quickly.

Best Case:

The best case scenario for the Jets is that Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, and Denzel Mims all fulfill their potential. All three have very high ceilings, especially Moore, who is one of the brightest young WR stars in the NFL. Corey Davis also has the opportunity to establish himself as a true #1 wideout and justify being a well paid, former top-5 pick.

Worst Case:

Worst case for the Jets is pretty simple in my opinion: Mims and Moore fail to reach their potential and/or struggle with injuries. Each has already been hurt in camp, and their health is the difference between the Jets’ receivers being one of the deepest groups in the division and being the worst. 

Predictions:

Corey Davis: 78 Catches, 1102 Yards, 8 Touchdowns

Elijah Moore: 58 Catches, 987 Yards, 7 Touchdowns

Jamison Crowder: 48 Catches, 457 Yards, 2 Touchdowns

Denzel Mims: 31 Catches, 399 Yards, 3 Touchdowns

Keelan Cole: 42 Catches, 501 Yards, 2 Touchdowns

Braxton Berrios: 10 Catches, 108 Yards, 0 Touchdowns

Jeff Smith: 7 Catches, 43 Yards, 0 Touchdowns