One would think that someone out of three draft picks would emerge as an immediate contributor on offense at wide receiver this year. So far, that hasn’t really been the case for the New York Jets, as throughout training camp no one has really separated themselves from the pack. It wasn’t until about a week ago that one finally did in Quincy Enunwa who is now making a case to show he can be a key player this upcoming season.
Enunwa has what it takes to be successful based on his career in college football. With Nebraska, he won the Gator Bowl MVP in his senior season as well as breaking plenty of records before getting drafted into the NFL. It was expected that he could possibly be a hidden gem in the right system, and the Jets knew they could have a steal by drafting him. It’s in his nature to succeed, so it seems logical that he shouldn’t have a problem translating that success with the Jets.
At the beginning of training camp, Enunwa took some time to adjust to life in professional football. He just needed to work on a few techniques to improve his game. While he struggled at first, he has indeed shown signs of potential here and there but nothing consistent.
About a week ago he finally started to illustrate his speed and solid receiving skills when it came to hauling in passes when going deep. Perhaps he can contribute this upcoming season with special passing plays that incorporate him catching footballs while streaking down the sideline. Since he might not crack the starting lineup, at least he can be used in specialty roles.
Even quarterback Michael Vick has been praising Enunwa’s hustle and attention to detail in training camp. Hopefully over time he’ll be able to develop into a key option come the regular season to contribute big yardage to the Jets when they need it most. Otherwise, he might get lost in the pack after he’s been working so hard to be recognized outside of it.