Jets wide receiver Corey Davis is not always flashy at practice, but he is consistent.
Davis had a strong practice on Thursday, connecting with rookie quarterback Zach Wilson repeatedly. Davis, who signed a three-year, $37.5 million deal with the Jets in March, has not gotten as much attention from the media as rookie Elijah Moore, but he has impressed the coaches with his professionalism.
“He is a very strong man, in terms of just character and when you talk to him and have a conversation, you know you’re talking to an absolute adult,” Jets coach Robert Saleh said. “He is the model of efficiency in terms of knowing everything he’s supposed to do, getting off the line of scrimmage, being perfect with his break points, putting his body between the receiver and the quarterbacks so the ball can only get to his hands.
“He does such a nice job executing in every facet of football, whether it’s run game or pass game, that it doesn’t pop but it’s very, very efficient and very successful. Can’t be thankful enough to have him on this roster. He’s an unbelievable person to have here.”
The Jets look like they have put together their best wide receiving corps in years with Davis, Moore and Jamison Crowder leading the way.
The Jets have been rotating cornerbacks through the first team over the last few days, as they search for starters there. Undrafted rookie Isaiah Dunn is the latest to get a turn. He played in front of Bless Austin.
“He’s earned the right to get a little peek at getting some run with the ones,” Saleh said. “Not an indictment on Bless by any means, but more of a testament to Isaiah earning an opportunity. There’s D-linemen that were given run with the ones to see how they stack up, just to make sure our eyes aren’t fooling us with regards to everything that’s happening. To give him a different body to go against, so Isaiah stepped in, did a really nice job and we’ll go back to the tape to see how he did.”
Dunn had an impressive spring and that has continued in training camp. The former Oregon State player has a really good chance of making the team.
Jets special teams coordinator Brant Boyer spoke Thursday for the first time since the team released kicker Sam Ficken and signed Matt Ammendola to compete with Chris Naggar at the position.
“I think Sam did a great job for us, he really did,” Boyer said. “He came in a year or two ago and got us out of a pinch, and that’s exactly what we needed. I think the whole building just thought it was time to get a guy in here, another young leg to compete for the job. That’s what it all comes down to, to be honest with you.”