The New York Jets have issues at wide receiver. Quincy Enunwa had his second serious neck injury last season and Robbie Anderson remains unsigned. Someone other than Jamison Crowder has to be able to catch Darnold’s passes.
The Jets need competent receivers. There were a few in the XFL who looked like they were in line for a big-time promotion. Houston’s Cam Phillips is a good example. I went back to his combine profiles and looked at his strengths and weaknesses.
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It’s obvious since his 2018 one-game cameo for Buffalo, Phillips has been working hard. He isn’t fast (4.8 second, 40-yard dash) and won’t be, but in the XFL he overcame two of his biggest criticisms, catch radius and separation from defenders. The added time in developmental leagues has gotten him to the point where he can compete in the NFL.
Tre McBride from L.A. looked very good both times I saw him play. He obviously had good chemistry with his quarterback Josh Johnson. The pair teamed up for 16 receptions, 271 yards, and four touchdowns, He’s no stranger to the Jets either having been on their practice squad in 2017. McBride was one of Gang Green’s final cuts in 2018. His sub 4.4 speed and improvement over his college days at William and Mary make him an interesting prospect
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