Devin Smith Bringing Fire Power to the New York Jets Offense


May 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Devin Smith (84) catches a pass during organized team activities at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

This is year three for quarterback Geno Smith, the first-round pick out of West Virginia in 2013. He started to show a little something down the stretch in 2014 but overall, he has been bust so far. But a good year in 2015 will get him off that list and they gave him the needed weapons this offseason.

I’m not trying to excuse Smith’s first couple of years but he really hasn’t had a lot to work with. Eric Decker came off two 1,ooo-yard seasons as a No. 2 receiver in Denver to prove he’s no a No. 1. So this offseason, the Jets traded for Brandon Marshall to give Smith that security blanket he’s always needed.

And along with such a player, an offense needs a deep threat to give the offense some fire power. So in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Jets selected Devin Smith out of Ohio State. Smith is a speedster but what also enabled him to average 28 yards per catch in 2014 is his ability to track and adjust to the deep ball.

The Jets haven’st seen a lot of Smith yet because he missed minicamp for the birth of his child. But according to, he got a lot of first-team reps in OTAs, indicating the Jets plan to use him. We already know the Jets are going to run the ball and play defense with Marshall being the guy on third down.

And Decker isn’t much of a deep threat so he won’t give the Jets offense much fire power.

So look for Smith to go in this year and do just that.

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