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Jets Podcast: Sophomore Review

NFL: DEC 29 Jets at Bills Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On a podcast last week we evaluated the Jets rookie class of 2019. Today we step back a year to look at how the second year went for the 2018 Draft class.

In some ways the second year is more important than the first. Rookies rarely produce meaningful contributions. Expectations for first year players are frequently not aligned with reality.

The biggest improvement in the careers of many players occurs between their first and second NFL seasons. By this point, players have a year under their belts. They have a grasp of professional playbooks and the work it takes to succeed in the NFL.

On that front there is some reason for optimism for much of the 2018 Draft class. Most of the players have shown stretches of really good play so far. We will discuss in greater detail on the show today.

Thanks as always to those of you who tune in.