The New York Jets concluded their second of three weeks of organized team activities on Thursday. According to various news outlets, no players have particularly stood out but it's still rather interesting to look at observations from various pundits.
The Jets might have found their starting cornerback in CB Dimitri Patterson whom they signed in April to a one-year $3M contract. He looked rather impressive during OTAs thus far and might as well start alongside CB Dee Milliner. Patterson started in four games for the Dolphins last year, intercepting four passes. His best season, according to ProFootballFocus, was in 2011 when he was ranked #36 among all NFL cornerbacks. He did not have any interceptions that year but defended 11 passes.
The team's first round pick, FS Calvin Pryor, who signed his contract just a few days ago, looked good as well. Pryor is expected to start at free safety alongside SS Dawan Landry. ProFootballFocus ranked Landry ar #56 among all safeties last year, while FS Antonio Allen, last year's starter, was ranked at #57.
TE Jace Amaro, the Gang Green's second round pick, looked good for the most part, except for the horrible practice session on Wednesday when he dropped three passes. Amaro is expected to be a feature in the Jets' offense this season, and fortunately there's still plenty of time for him to learn the offense and eliminate mistakes.
Most of us are expecting QB Michael Vick and QB Geno Smith to battle it out in camp for the starting job. It doesn't look good for Vick so far, as he struggled this week, while splitting first team snaps with Smith. It's only June though, so Vick still has plenty of time to catch up.
Meanwhile, bookmakers don't consider the Gang Green as a legitimate contender this season. NFL futures odds have them at +6,000 to win Super Bowl XLIX. This means that if one bets $100 on the Jets to go all the way, they will get $6,000 back if the Jets do win the Super Bowl. The odds on the Jets winning the AFC are +3,000, while the odds on the division win are +900.