The New York Jets are less than two weeks away from training camp in Cortland, New York, which means the annual in-house positional battles are about to take flight. General manager John Idzik preaches competition—a mantra the Jets will continue to use in order to build the most formidable 53-man roster possible.
As the countdown to kickoff officially gets underway, some players on the Jets' active roster face relative uncertainty at their respective positions. This summer represents an opportunity for former highly-touted draft picks to showcase their abilities and prove to coaches they are worthy of claiming a high-ranking position on the depth chart.
The most glaring under-achievers the Jets boast on their current roster are wide receiver Stephen Hill and nose tackle Kenrick Ellis. A pair of under-the-radar offseason free-agent signings are also on the bubble, whereas converted down lineman Quinton Coples will attempt to prove himself capable of permanently manning an outside linebacking role.
The following slideshow examines five Jets players who are facing make-or-break training camps: