Starter(s): Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley (slot)
Backup(s): Patrick Turner, Chaz Schilens, Jordan White
Left out: Dexter Jackson, Royce Pollard, Wes Kemp, Stanley Arukwe, Eron Riley, Raymond Webber, Joseph Collins
This is, by far, the most competitive spot on the roster. Outside of Holmes, there is no definitive starter at either the outside position or in the slot.
Hill may have the most upside out of any of the Jets receivers, but he is extremely raw coming out of an offense at Georgia Tech in which he ran only a handful of routes. Hill, Schilens or Turner could all potentially be an opening-day starter, which is a bit of a frightening proposition.
Schilens, who is still dealing with a groin injury, will at least see the field in red-zone situations, as the Jets will want to take advantage of his 6'5" frame.
In the end, assuming everyone is healthy headed into Week 1, Kerley would likely resume his role as the slot receiver, with Hill taking most of the snaps opposite Holmes.
However, Jordan White has had an impressive camp and was the best receiver on the practice field on Tuesday by a rather significant margin. While he does not have any great physical attributes, he has a knack for getting open and finding holes in zone coverage to go with his reliable hands.
It is also hardly a coincidence that he led the Jets in receiving in the preseason game against the Giants. White is going to give Kerley a big-time push to start over him, at least out of the gate while Kerley gets his legs back under him.
While Royce Pollard and Dexter Jackson could provide some solid depth, they, along with the rest of the bubble players, face an uphill battle to get on the roster. The numbers simply do not seem to work in their favor; a team that plans on running the ball about 55 percent of the time does not need more than six receivers.