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5 New York Jets Players Climbing the Depth Chart During OTAs

New York Jets: 5 Players Winning Depth Chart Battles During OTAs

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The New York Jets have officially ended OTAs, and so far a handful of players have made a case to move up the depth chart. Take for example offensive lineman Dakota Dozier and how he's done well enough so far in OTAs to where he could see some playing time this upcoming season. He could be quality depth behind Brian Winters and Oday Aboushi. Take a look at five more players winning depth chart battles during OTAs.

5. WR Jalen Saunders

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5. WR Jalen Saunders

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So far rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders has had a very impressive outing during OTAs. While he might not be a starter, he's going to get some good playing time as he's moved up on the Jets' depth chart. At the current moment he's projected to be ahead of Greg Salas and Jacoby Ford.

4. CB Dexter McDougle

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4. CB Dexter McDougle

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Cornerback Dexter McDougle got much praise and recognition for having a good defensive presence during OTAs. He's made enough of a statement that he moved ahead of Ras-I Dowling on the depth chart. He's been dealing with a nagging injury that most thought would keep him down on the depth chart, but he has definitely risen to the occasion.

3. FS Antonio Allen

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3. FS Antonio Allen

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Free safety Antonio Allen brings speed, toughness and good instincts into the Jets' defensive secondary. So far during OTAs, Allen and strong safety Calvin Pryor were putting on quite the clinic. Head coach Rex Ryan is thinking about putting both Allen and Pryor on each side at safety to combine both their skills to form a new defensive duo capable of shutting down offenses. Allen has moved up on the depth chart ahead of Dawan Landry so far.

2. TE Jace Amaro

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2. TE Jace Amaro

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Tight end Jace Amaro has made the case that he's ready to be the next big thing for the Jets' offense. He's a red zone threat who runs routes well and does well blocking on rushing attempts. While he's not ready to be a starter, he's beaten out Zach Sudfeld as the main backup for Jeff Cumberland at tight end on the Jets' depth chart.

1. QB Geno Smith

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1. QB Geno Smith

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Is it a quarterback competition? Is it Geno Smith's job to lose? The fact of the matter is, unless he's injured or playing poorly, Smith has been deemed the No. 1 quarterback of the Jets. He's ahead of Michael Vick on the depth chart and has been executing very well during OTAs. Smith has been vocal and the leader on offense. Vick will mentor him from the sidelines and help mold him throughout the season during all the good and bad times.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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