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Santonio Holmes (No. 10)
Santonio Holmes will be the Jets No. 1 option in the passing game again in 2013. Coming off a serious foot injury, though, his production could be limited. Holmes relies on speed and elusiveness to be effective, and both of those attributes could be compromised. The passing attack needs Holmes to not only be healthy, but to revert back to his old self, to have a chance of succeeding this season.
Stephen Hill (No. 84)
Just as the Jets need Holmes to be productive, they need Stephen Hill to make a giant leap forward in 2013. Hill struggled with drops, injuries and inconsistency last year, and his rookie season was ultimately a disappointment. However, if Hill can improve his hands and route-running, and stay healthy, he has the physical gifts to be a dangerous deep threat.
Jeremy Kerley (No. 11)
Kerley was the beneficiary of a slew of injuries at wide receiver last year, as he emerged as New York's top option in the passing game. He led the team in catches (56) and receiving yards (827). Kerley won't be the top receiver again in 2013, but he should have another productive season. If New York can get decent play from their starting quarterback, Kerley could emerge as one of the AFC's top slot receivers.
Clyde Gates (No. 19)
Clyde Gates has been a solid fourth option in the passing game for years now, and he should return to that role again in 2013. Gates has solid hands and is very good at coming up with mid-range catches that move the chains.
Jordan White (No. 17)
Jordan White's production in college was unprecedented. He recorded an unfathomable 234 receptions, 3,289 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns in his junior and senior years at Western Michigan. While White was an obvious beneficiary of playing weak competition, his stats are still mind-blowing. I expect the former seventh-round pick to sneak onto the roster to provide depth at receiver.
Ben Obomanu (No. 15)
Obomanu spent the last five years of his career in Seattle. After recording a career-high 37 catches in 2011, he caught just four balls in 2012 and was released. Obomanu doesn't stand out in any areas, but he is a smart player with good route-running skills. However, the 29-year-old isn't a lock to make the roster, as he has plenty of young playmakers gunning for his spot.
Zach Rogers (No. 9)
Rogers is one of the Jets top undrafted rookies. While he was second fiddle to Cordarrelle Patterson throughout his collegiate career at Tennessee, Rogers has nice upside. With his solid speed, good hands and terrific route-running skills, Rogers is a sleeper to make the final roster.
Marcus Davis (No. 89)
Davis has physical attributes close to those of Stephen Hill. Davis possesses an incredible combination of size and speed. However, the Virginia Tech product also lacks consistency and is sometimes lackadaisical with his effort. Davis will have to show that he has hunger in his bones to claim a roster spot.
Vidal Hazelton (No. 18)
Hazelton is just one of a boatload of young, undrafted receivers who is seemingly lost in the shuffle. Hazelton has good size, and he has been a member of the practice squads of Tennessee, San Diego and Cincinnati for the last two years. Expect him to claim the same role with the Jets.
Thomas Mayo (No. 16)
Mayo was undrafted in 2012 and then placed on the Raiders practice squad. However, the Raiders didn't see much in him and he was released soon after. It would be shocking if Mayo made even New York's practice squad.
Titus Ryan (No. 86)
It seems like Titus Ryan has been everywhere in the league without really being anywhere. The 29-year-old went undrafted in 2007 and has since been a practice squad member of the Chiefs, Saints, Panthers and Cowboys. Ryan should be competing for the same spot with New York in training camp.
K.J. Stroud (No. 83)
Stroud was an undrafted free agent out of Bethune-Cookman college this offseason. The Jets had interest in Stroud because of his size, but he will need to have an outstanding training camp to even be considered for the final roster.
Joseph Collins (No. 4)
After going undrafted in 2011, Collins spent time with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL last year. The Jets picked him up, but their interest in him will likely end in training camp, as Collins will get lost in the shuffle at wide receiver.
Ryan Spadola (No. 85)
Spadola had a very good collegiate career at Lehigh, but with other undrafted free-agent receivers Marcus Davis and Zach Rogers competing for a roster spot, Spadola will have a tough time standing out.