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If there's one rookie from the Jets' 2012 draft class who has been an outright disappointment, it's been Terrance Ganaway.
Although he wasn't a high draft pick, there were some hopes that Ganaway could establish himself as a late-round steal. After two weeks of training camp, that simply hasn't been the case.
Ganaway didn't stand out during OTAs and has continued to struggle in training camp.
After he was drafted, it appeared that Ganaway actually had a legitimate shot at supplanting Bilal Powell as the team's No. 3 back. However, with Ganaway's struggles and Powell's sudden boom in production, Ganaway isn't even a lock to make the squad.
The fact that Ganaway has struggled so much is a big disappointment. At 6'1" and 240 pounds, he has great size and ran with tremendous heart at Baylor. It seemed that he could be the perfect back to pound away at defenses as the Jets re-established their run game.
To make matters worse, Ganaway was one of the players Rex Ryan singled out on Aug. 7 as a player who initiated one of the scuffles the team was chastised for, according to Rich Cimini.
"I saw a young rookie (Terrance Ganaway) run through a guy in a 'thud' period. That's not what you're looking for. That's not being physical. That, to me, is being selfish. I told guys about it and, sure enough, apparently somebody didn't get the message," said Ryan.
Shonn Greene, Joe McKnight, John Connor and Powell are locks to make the Jets roster. Ganaway still remains the fifth running back in that equation, and his spot on the roster will depend on whether the Jets want to carry four or five running backs.
On the plus side, the Jets waived fullback Fui Vakapuna and have been giving Ganaway reps at fullback and tailback. Any versatility he shows will help his case.
Ganaway will still get his shot in the preseason games and must show some of the toughness he displayed at Baylor.