The Jets' best receiver could be their cornerback.
After years of begging and pleading head coach Rex Ryan, Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie was finally able to do what he always wanted: play wide receiver. Cromartie has been one of the better corners in the NFL but always had a desire to play receiver, and even stated that he thinks he would one of the Jets' better receivers, only behind Santonio Holmes.
According to a report, head coach Rex Ryan and the Jets finally gave Cromartie some time in receiver drills during training camp. Cromartie spoke on Rex giving him a chance by saying: "Yes, the begging has paid off, Three years straight of begging trying to get on offense. I think Rex is just giving me an opportunity to go out there and do it. He continued by talking about his progression: "At this point, I'm just learning the steps and trying to get more about the position, how they run the routes and everything like that. I think I felt pretty good today, even catching the ball also."
The Jets' current depth chart at receiver has Santonio Holmes as the clear-cut number one and then Jermey Kerley and rookie Stephen Hill as the number two and three receivers. TE Dustin Keller will also get some receptions this year. Cromartie says he has the potential to be the No. 2 receiver on the Jets, behind Santonio Holmes once he gets the routes and playbook down pat.
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