Editing of the 2021 first-round rookie receivers

I also believe the Jets made the right choice during Zach Wilson’s drafting second overall in April. He is incredibly talented and can make every throw in the book, however there is no doubt that this has been a humiliating rookie season for him. He had too many turnover-worthy games before a knee injury that kept him sidelined since Week 7. Trying to make too many big games (as he did at BYU) was costly. He has to do the boring plays and take what the defense gives him – much like a backup Mike White did before last week’s four-game pick against Buffalo.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that the Jets should stay with White under the center, even when Wilson’s knee is in full health, to allow the rookie to learn how to better prepare and make in-game adjustments. They turn to Joe Flacco instead in Week 11, but I have to say I was pretty impressed with how Wilson tried to take a back seat and, most importantly, what he learned to look at White.

“I would say my style of play needs to be more like that,” Wilson said of White’s game. “It was the same thing in college. Maybe I forced things a little too much my freshman, sophomore, but I found that balance my young year. I found out what risks were worth it and I could still have those big. Explosive games, but I took care. the ball. So, that’s kind of the same now. “

If Wilson applies what he learned in his next on-field opportunity, we could see a whole new Jets offense with Wilson at the center.

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