Entering his fourth year is Jets tight end Dustin Keller. Since his debut in 2008, Keller has steadily improved, as he becomes a bigger target for Sanchez. In 2009, he was the go-to guy when the Jets ran a bootleg with Mark Sanchez, in most cases, the play would go for a big gain.
One of the problems the Jets face this year is free agency; last year they had Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes as receivers, as of right now, they are both free agents. If anything, this is a great thing for Keller because the Jets will likely only re-sign Holmes.
Because of his D.U.I. after the Week 2 victory against New England this year, Braylon Edwards violated his probation in Cleveland and could be facing jail time, it makes no sense for the Jets to spend millions of dollars on a player that could end up in jail.
What this all means for Keller is that he will see an increase in targets. Like I said before, his on-field abilities have increased since 2008 and he will be a favorite target for Sanchez in 2011.
Even though the lockout is going on, he and Sanchez have already begun working to prepare for the 2011 season as Sanchez had his second “Jets West Camp” in Mission Viejo, California early in May.
Expect Keller has not had spectacular seasons, expect him to have a solid season this year, he is definitely a sleeper in the mid to late rounds.