Because the Jets get nearer to coaching camp, I’m analyzing the roster and providing you with my prime 25 gamers. Every weekday, we’ll reveal one other individual on the record, main proper into camp. I’m not together with rookies on this record as a result of I don’t really feel it’s attainable to completely consider them earlier than they play a sport.
No. 9: Keelan Cole
Final yr’s rating: Unranked (not on workforce)
Age on Opening Day: 28
How acquired: Signed a one-year, $5.5 million free agent contract on March 19
Years left on contract: 1
2021 Wage Cap determine: $5.5 million
Trying again at 2020
Cole is the one man who joined the Jets and went to a workforce higher than the one he was on. The veteran receiver suffered by a 1-15 yr in Jacksonville and now he joins a Jets workforce that went 2-14 final yr.
Cole had a good season for the Jaguars regardless of the workforce’s struggles. He had 55 catches for 642 yards and 5 touchdowns. He did have six drops. He additionally contributed on particular groups with 9 punt returns for 140 yards and one landing and three kick returns for 80 yards. He performed 76 % of the offensive snaps.
PFF graded him 89th out of 127 large receivers.
Outlook for 2021
I admittedly might be manner off by placing Cole this excessive on the record however his spring was actually spectacular. He took benefit of getting plenty of reps with Corey Davis sidelined by damage and Jamison Crowder sitting out whereas figuring out a brand new contract.
Cole appeared to make performs throughout each OTA that was open to the media and I believe he might be a sneaky good signing for Joe Douglas. My solely query is the place they plan on utilizing him. He was primarily a slot receiver in Jacksonville. Final yr, he had 534 snaps within the slot and 243 large, per PFF. The Jets have Crowder and rookie Elijah Moore, who’re each additionally primarily slot receivers.
That doubtless will push Cole outdoors and, judging by the spring, he’s forward of second-year receiver Denzel Mims. That shall be a training-camp battle to observe. But when Cole can carry his spring manufacturing into coaching camp and the preseason video games, he shall be exhausting to maintain off the sphere. I received’t be shocked if Cole is without doubt one of the extra productive gamers on this offense.