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Stephen Hill and Chaz Schilens
It was pretty evident last season that the New York Jets needed to find multiple upgrades at the wide receiver position. Mark Sanchez did not have a lot of help on the outside or down the field.
Chaz Schilens comes equipped with a lot of talent, but just as much concern over injuries. While with the Oakland Raiders, Schilens had 72 receptions for over 900 yards in just 19 career starts. The downside, of course, it that he has missed a total of 21 games due to injury over the course of the last three seasons.
His competition, rookie Stephen Hill, might not be ready to make an immediate impact. He ran a limited route tree in college and will face a pretty steep learning curve this summer.
Hill does, however, possess the makeup of a dynamic NFL receiver. He has the size to catch balls over defenders, the speed to beat them down the field and the hands to make catches in traffic. All signs point to him being a future No. 1 receiver.
At this point, I would go with the veteran Schilens to earn the starting job opposite Santonio Holmes. The Jets are going to need productive players on the field in order to contend for a playoff spot, and I am just not sure how productive Hill will be out of the gate.
My Prediction: Chaz Schilens