There will be a ton of competition all along the wide receiver depth chart, but the most difficult decision the Jets will make is between two polar opposite veterans, Stephen Hill and David Nelson.
Assuming the Jets keep their two fourth-round picks (Jalen Saunders and Shaq Evans) and Jacoby Ford, there will likely only be one spot left on the depth chart that Hill and Nelson will have to battle for.
Despite not joining the team until the middle of the season, Nelson still had a more productive season than Hill, who has been a massive disappointment since joining the Jets as a second-round pick in 2012. Nelson does not have the same amount of speed and athletic ability that Hill has, but he is much more aggressive when attacking the ball and more disciplined in his routes, resulting in a solid 423-year season in 2013.
Meanwhile, Hill virtually disappeared halfway through the season, catching just one screen pass for two yards between October 27 and the end of the season.
Nelson may have taken Hill's job in 2013, but keeping Hill around as a fifth or sixth receiver in 2014 makes more sense in the long term. With the slew of new additions the Jets made to their receiving corps, limited-but-dependable players like Nelson are not as in demand as highly talented players like Hill are.
Besides, Hill is only 23 and has yet to play three seasons in the NFL. It would be a bit premature to write off his career so soon, especially since he has flashed big-play ability from time to time.
If the camp battle is close, expect the Jets to hang on to their homegrown "talent" for one more season in hopes that Hill develops into something worthwhile.