Posted by Chris Kucharski
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:03am
Coming to the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick, Elijah McGuire made the Jets out of training camp and actually started two games in 2017. New York really likes him in the passing game where he had 17 receptions last season. Although he won't be the starter, his first season showed he can contribute and the Jets will give him a chance to do so.
McGuire broke his foot and might not be able to start the season on the active roster. He will also be in a battle with veteran Bilal Powell for touches and the third-down back role once he returns.
2018 Bottom Line
The injury is a setback for McGuire, who was probably going to be the No. 3 back for the Jets. He is our No. 80 ranked RB and is going undrafted. If he can move up the depth chart, he might be an option later in the season.