Wide receiver Greg Salas has made the most out of his opportunity, and he’s been doing his best to prove that he can be a great contributor on offense this season. He’s been having a successful training camp to the point that if he translates his preparation into big plays for the New York Jets during preseason football, he might actually make the final roster.
Salas has done so well that he has left a good impression on offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. It also bodes well that the rookies who were drafted in for the receiving corps have been dealing with injuries and a severe learning curve that have limited their progression. Another stat that should also keep him on the final roster is that in the past he’s shown signs of being able to come through in the heat of the moment. All in all, he’s worthy of being kept.
It’s no secret that the Jets receiving corps will be put to the test this upcoming season. Nobody knows what to really expect out of the current starting lineup featuring Eric Decker, Stephen Hill, David Nelson and Jeremy Kerley. Is Decker just a product of quarterback Peyton Manning? Can Hill finally live up to his potential or head back into his consistent slump? What can we truly expect out of Nelson and Kerley this time around? Only time will tell; and if Salas has anything to say about it, it’s that he can complement those guys and more if he is given more opportunities.
Consistency and the fact that he’s been healthy are among the big reasons why the Jets should keep him around and see what he can do once the games start to matter. With his hard work ethic and the fact that he’s still a relatively unknown athlete, Salas could be a surprise star.
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