Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
Santonio Holmes: B
When healthy and happy, Holmes is one of the best receivers in the game. While Sanchez and Holmes appear to have gotten over their petty differences, Holmes is just getting back from a nagging hamstring injury that sidelined him for most of the preseason.
Without Holmes, the Jets offense was pretty stagnant, as the other receivers struggled to gain separation. The Jets need Holmes to get back to his old self in the worst way if the starters want to score their first touchdown of the season in the first week.
Stephen Hill: C
Hill's first training camp has been a mixed bag. While he shows flashes of being a deep threat and jump-ball ability, he developed a nasty case of the dropsies that killed multiple drives.
Still, Hill is just a rookie and learning the complexities of playing the position. As he gets more comfortable, the drop numbers should decrease.
Jeremy Kerley: B
Kerley missed almost the entire preseason with a hamstring injury (in addition to being in Rex Ryan's proverbial doghouse). However, it was apparent that the Jets missed his presence in the middle of the field, being a security blanket for Sanchez. He is one of the few receivers on the roster that gets consistent separation.
More than ever, the Jets need Kerley to return to form as quickly as possible to help get this offense back on track.
Patrick Turner: C
While Turner is clearly not as talented as his status as a former third-round pick would suggest, his display of consistent improvement and competitiveness has earned him at least one more year on the team. His size alone makes him a quality candidate as a fifth receiver.
Chaz Schilens: INC
We really just have not seen enough of Schilens to give him a proper "grade," as he has been dealing with injury issues throughout camp. But the fact that he won a roster spot without doing much of anything in camp shows that the Jets like his potential and physical tools.
Clyde Gates: D+
Gates may be a speedster, but if he could not make the Dolphins' horrendous receiving corps, I am not sure how he is going to help out the Jets. Cutting another proven commodity in favor or a David Clowney clone has a low chance of paying off.