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Resurgent Denzel Mims is the star of NY Jets training camp Day 1

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Zach Wilson’s New York Jets offense racks up the good moments on first day of 2022 training camp

The New York Jets held their first practice of training camp on Wednesday, and there were plenty of interesting takeaways from Florham Park.

First off: the early stages of the George Fant-versus-Mekhi Becton battle for the left tackle position. Fant was activated from the PUP list and suited up to practice. On day one, it was Fant lining up at left tackle while Becton lined up at right tackle.

Once team drills got underway, it was an exciting day for the offense.

Zach Wilson had it going on with his top targets, notably connecting with Tyler Conklin and Garrett Wilson.

One year ago, Denzel Mims‘s name was making its way around the New York City headlines because of his presence in the Jets’ doghouse. Now, Mims is drawing attention for the right reasons, as he seems to be getting back on track. Mims stood out with a trio of impressive catches on Wednesday.

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On the defensive side of the ball, D.J. Reed registered a highlight with an impressive interception off of a low throw by Wilson.

Here is a clip of Reed and Sauce Gardner working on their press-coverage technique.

Carl Lawson showed up in impressive shape, looking ready to embark on a comeback season following his devastating Achilles injury in August 2021.

On special teams, it was a great day for the Jets’ kicking competition. Greg Zuerlein and Eddy Pineiro each went 4-for-4. Each kicker made one kick from 28 yards, two from 33 yards, and one from 39 yards.

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Robert725
Robert725
1 year ago

Great article, looks like the young man has many good targets! The team looks great, can’t wait! Just extend THIS season!

mlesko73
mlesko73
1 year ago

I truly hope the staff find a way to keep Mims and are not just going to pump him up as trade bait all pre season. He could realistically have the talent to be our WR1 if Davis faulters or is injured. I think he’s learned his lessons and if his attitude matches his physical abilities loo out.
Love the decisiveness on the Fant & Becton question

DFargas
DFargas
1 year ago

I like the idea of Mims challenging Chris Davis for a starting WR position. Davis seems like one of those guys who doesn’t “scare” defensive coordinators even when he’s playing well, while Mims seems like he has the potential to be one of those guys. Added to Wilson and Moore, that would be one scary group (potentially of course).

Jonathan Richter
1 year ago

Lawson is a beast.

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