Chris Ivory had his most impressive day of camp, shifting gears as the Jets went to live contact for the first time. He exploded through holes in team drills and wasn’t stopped near the end zone. Benefitting from a hole on the right side on the first play, Ivory powered through. But on the offense’s second goal line snap, Ivory patiently waited and then exploded to beat defenders to the pylon.
“Part of being a good running back is that patience & setting up those blocks, which makes us look good. So he gets a nice Christmas present – that’s all,” RT Breno Giacomini said. “That’s part of being a good back. He has the power, but he doesn’t necessarily always need it."
Chris Johnson is out, Stevan Ridley and Zac Stacy are in, but it doesn’t seem to matter to Ivory, who seems primed to lead the Jets’ backfield in touches in 2015. Ridley is probably his biggest competition, but he’s recovering from a knee injury, so Ivory’s lead seems to be large. Ivory is a career 4.7 YPC runner, and has averaged 4.4 YPC in two seasons with the Jets. Ivory is shaping up to be a nice middle round value, especially in standard leagues.