As summer approaches, the New York Jets will commence the process of assessing their level of talent in an effort to build a formidable 53-man roster. The Jets preach in-house competition, which means starting spots on the depth chart are not typically guaranteed, regardless of how talented a certain player might be.
After bolstering their roster at several positions during the 2014 NFL draft, the Jets have greatly improved their chances of contending for a playoff berth in 2014, specifically because of added playmaking ability at wide receiver and tight end and increased stability in the secondary.
Even though the Jets opted not to draft a front-line wideout in the first round of the draft, mid-round selections Jalen Saunders and Shaq Evans are going to have immediate opportunities to make an impact on the team. The Jets improved their receiving corps over the offseason but boast middling talent nonetheless.
The Jets face numerous question marks across their roster, despite addressing several key needs. General manager John Idzik has done an efficient job of bringing in enough talent to help the team contend next season. Now, it's time to execute.
The following slideshow examines the top five most crucial positional battles in Jets camp.