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NY Jets practice notes: Young cornerbacks and linebackers shine

Bryce Hall, Lamar Jackson, and the NY Jets' young cornerbacks played well at Wednesday's training camp practice.
Bryce Hall, Lamar Jackson, Hamsah Nasirildeen, NY Jets

Wednesday belonged to the New York Jets’ cornerbacks

On paper, the New York Jets‘ intriguingly deep wide receiver group is one of their greatest strengths, while their supremely unproven cornerback group is one of their greatest weaknesses.

An uninformed observer would not come to that conclusion if they watched Wednesday’s training camp practice in Florham Park.

Lamar Jackson made a goal-line pass deflection on a throw by Mike White, making a good break from outside leverage and using his inside hand to bat the ball away.

Javelin Guidry has been making a lot of plays lately. He seems to be making more noise than Michael Carter II in the battle for the starting slot cornerback job.

The Jets’ first unofficial depth chart featured Guidry as the No. 1 nickel corner, ahead of Carter II.

Sixth-round Brandin Echols was the star of the show, breaking up one pass after the next.

Bryce Hall‘s step-for-step coverage has been a fixture throughout Jets training camp. It showed up again on Wednesday.

The linebackers joined in on the party

The Jets’ linebackers enjoyed a fantastic day in coverage as well. C.J. Mosley continues to make plays on the ball daily while Jamien Sherwood recorded a pick-six off of White.

Sherwood was listed with the second-team defense on the Jets’ first unofficial depth chart, while it was Hamsah Nasirildeen joining Mosley and Jarrad Davis as the third linebacker in the starting trio.

All in all, it was a positive day for the cornerbacks and linebackers.

Denzel Mims’ positive buzz continues growing

Denzel Mims had a nice (although imperfect) practice on Tuesday that seemed to get him going in the right direction. He built upon that momentum on Wednesday.

Mims picked up a big gain on a vertical route, with White uncorking the pass.

Mims beat Jason Pinnock for a huge gain with a finger-tip grab. He has beaten the rookie cornerback from Pittsburgh quite frequently throughout training camp.

Robert Saleh again reiterated that the Jets have full confidence in Mims.

The Jets sent Mims to the podium to speak with the media, which is perhaps a positive sign regarding how they feel about his progress.

Mims dealt with food poisoning in the spring, which caused him to lose 20 pounds. After dropping from 217 to 197, Mims is back up to 208 at the moment.

Zach Wilson and Corey Davis light it up

Corey Davis had an active day on Wednesday. This continues a string of impressive practices for the Jets’ most expensive offensive player, who seems to be establishing himself as the clear-cut No. 1 option in the passing game. He and Zach Wilson have begun to develop some solid chemistry.

The Jets will hit the practice field once more on Thursday before taking Friday off. On Saturday, they will head east on I-280 for their preseason opener at MetLife Stadium against the Giants, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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