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Jets 2017 Roster Breakdown: What Does the Team Need from Quincy Enunwa?

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Our countdown of the Jets roster in 2017 continues with Quincy Enunwa.

Name: Quincy Enunwa

Number: 81

Year with Jets: 4th

Projected Role: Go to guy in the passing game

His 2016: After showing he belonged in the NFL as a blocker in 2015, Enunwa showed he can be a contributor as a receiver. At the start of the year, he looked like he would emerge as a major supporting part, registering 17 catches over the first three weeks. His production slowed quite a bit after Eric Decker’s injury forced Enunwa into a more prominent role, but he still finished the season with a respectable 58 catches and 857 yards in a bad passing offense.

2017 will be a success if: Enunwa produces around the same level. Even a similar statistical performance might be a sign of continued improvement. Enunwa’s life is going to be more difficult this season. Brandon Marshall may not have had a productive 2016, but his presence at least impacted the offense positively. Without Marshall around, will the Jets move Enunwa outside full-time? That would take away his contributions as a blocker in the middle of the field. Asking him to be the top option in a passing game is probably biting off more than Enunwa is capable of chewing. It isn’t even clear whether he can a quality second option in a good passing offense. He still is one of the few young assets the Jets have on offense, and his production is one of the few things taken as a given entering 2017.

Odds of making the roster: Lock (>99%)