Jets to get first look at Sauce Gardner, Garrett Wilson

The pleasure of the NFL draft has not but worn off for Jets followers. Now, the group’s coaches will get to see these draft picks on the sphere.

The latest rookies will take the sphere at One Jets Drive on Friday for the first day of a three-day rookie minicamp.

All seven of the group’s draft picks are anticipated to be at the minicamp in addition to undrafted free brokers, tryout gamers and some second-year gamers who weren’t on the lively roster final year (so no Zach Wilson).

The Jets have a couple of tryout quarterbacks coming to the camp who shall be throwing to huge receiver Garrett Wilson and difficult cornerback Sauce Gardner. It appears unlikely that Gardner and Wilson will sq. off a lot, if at all, in the course of the minicamp. That possible may have to wait till OTAs later this month and the obligatory minicamp in June.

Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner, right, speaks to the media on April 29 as Jermaine Johnson II looks on.
Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner, proper, speaks to the media on April 29 as Jermaine Johnson II seems on.
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Ahmad Gardner, Jermaine Johnson and Garrett Wilson pose for a photo after being drafted by the Jets.
Ahmad Gardner, Jermaine Johnson and Garrett Wilson pose for a photograph after being drafted by the Jets.

Coach Robert Saleh and his employees will break up the practices between linemen and ability gamers. They received’t follow at the identical time, and there shall be no group drills, so defensive finish Jermaine Johnson II received’t be sacking any quarterbacks. There shall be seven-on-seven drills.

Mostly, this weekend shall be about getting the gamers acclimated, educating them issues about being an expert and seeing if GM Joe Douglas and his employees can discover any hidden gems to add to the roster.

It is one other step alongside the way in which within the constructing of the 2022 roster. In the draft, Douglas landed three first-round picks and has earned rave evaluations for his choices.

“I feel like the biggest thing that we did was add quality depth, add quality players to this team,” Douglas mentioned after the draft. “Obviously, nothing is going to be handed to these guys, these guys are going to have to work for everything, but these guys have the right mindset and mentality to compete. Coach always talks about the love the game, consistent competitiveness, will to be great, I feel like all these guys bring that.”

The Jets had been one of many youngest groups within the NFL final year. This season, they are going to have just a little extra expertise, however they nonetheless may have lots of first- and second-year gamers in key positions.

“It is a very young group, there is going to be a growth period that we’re going to want to see, obviously,” Saleh mentioned, “however we’re excited to find a way to go to work with anybody that’s in our constructing. It is a problem.

“It is so rewarding to watch and work with these young men and put in all the hours that we put in. And then when you see these young men reach their full potential, it’s rewarding. It’s a really cool thing to see these young men have success in this league. Really excited to work with these guys.”

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