Jets rookies shine despite loss to the Bills
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This season has not given Jets fans anything to be excited about, the incompetence of head coach Adam Gase to whether or not the team should draft Trevor Lawrence and replace Sam Darnold. The team continuously gets blown out week after week and have shown that they have given up on the season. But fans saw some glimmer gold hope and that was witnessing the progression of the Jets rookies not named Becton.
Up until now the only rookie we’ve seen that has been as productive as Mekhi Becton and all signs have shown that he is going to be the best left tackle the team has had since D’Brickashaw Ferguson. But we’ve had the chance to see what the rest of the 2020 draft class had to offer against the Buffalo Bills and the results were quite surprising in a good way.
Rookie running back La’Mical Perine saw an increase of the workload on Sunday with 11 carries for 39 yards and a touchdown, the stats don’t look as impressive but if you watched the game you saw a glimmer of what he can bring to the table. The Jets are in need for a speedster type of running back and Perine could be that player, I loved how he attacked the inside gaps as well as bouncing to the outside and beating opposing players at the corner.
Second round pick Denzel Mims finally got on the field after missing the last seven weeks with a hamstring injury. He got involved early on with four catches on four targets for 42 yards, it was the same story as Perine where he was beating opposing corners and making catches when the ball was thrown to him. He did have a quiet second half when the Bills decided to put Tre’Davious White on him but overall he showed what he can bring to the table.
On the defensive side of the ball, undrafted rookie Bryce Huff from Memphis had a good game as well. His highlight of the game was the tackle for loss on Isaiah McKenzie, when he didn’t bite on the fake and stayed in his lane that eventually created the big hit. He’s made some other big splash’s during the season but he’s shedding light that he’s making some big plays for this team.
So far we’ve seen some production from the 2020 class, it’s safe to assume that Joe Douglas’s first draft as a general manager was successful. We still haven’t seen Zuniga, Cameron Clark and a few others but I have no doubt that they get the chance to make some plays.