New York Jets: Is WR Corey Davis underrated going into the 2022 season?

Ryan Moran
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The New York Jets had a busy offseason filled with splashes. In order to help get the most out of their second-year quarterback, Zach Wilson, Joe Douglas went out and added an abundance of skill talent.

Headlined by 4.3 speedsters, rookies Garrett Wilson and Breece Hall have taken the spotlight of the Jets’ new-look offense. For the first time in a long time, the Jets have not just one viable pass-catching tight end but multiple. With veterans Tyler Conklin and CJ Uzomah, along with local Long Islander rookie Jeremy Ruckert all acquired, the Jets were more than active in upgrading their skill positions.

Prior to this offseason, second-year players Elijah Moore and Michael Carter already had this fan base brewing excitement.

The 2021 draft picks, along with this thrilling offseason, has led to one skill player, in particular, flying a bit under the radar.

Following what was certainly an underwhelming first year, big free agent signing in 2021, Corey Davis has gone more unnoticed this offseason.

Davis’ good camp:

Throughout training camp, Davis has quietly been a consistent contributor to the Jets’ offense. His summer has been highlighted by an incredible one-hander in last week’s practices with the Atlanta Falcons.

For most of the Jets training camp practices, the buzz on Davis has been good. He has had a strong summer and seems ready to be the player the Jets signed him to be.

Davis has made his impact where he is at his best, on the intermediate level. Steadily throughout training camp, he has connected with both Zach Wilson and Joe Flacco on the mid-level on in and out-breaking routes.

The two unique aspects that Davis provides the Jets wide receiver group with are his size and experience. Davis is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound target. Now in his sixth year, Davis gives the Jets’ young group of wideouts a needed veteran presence as they look to grow.

This time last year, in the preseason, Davis and Zach Wilson had a clear, instant connection. It translated to the first regular season game in Carolina and in late September against the Titans.

Davis has the ability, pedigree and is still only 27 years old. Now, in his second year with the Jets, he should be more comfortable. His starting role in this offense as one of the Jets’ top three wide receivers is set. Lastly, with all of the new free agent and rookie additions, way less pressure is on Davis’ shoulders in comparison to last year. His potential impact on this offense in 2022 is underrated. Davis is situated and has performed well this summer. It should translate to a successful year two with the Jets.