You'd be hard-pressed to find a player more impressive than Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins these first three weeks of camp. Armed with a renewed sense of determination, and a suddenly-chiseled 6-6, 265-pound frame, the fourth-year pro has dominated most who attempt to cover him.
On Monday, it was Davis. On Tuesday, Seferian-Jenkins beat two defenders for a red-zone touchdown, and made another long catch up the seam while covered by cornerback Morris Claiborne. He looks very much like a legitimate offensive weapon.
If Seferian-Jenkins can continue his strong play into the regular season -- although he's suspended the first two games -- he could be the team's No. 1 option in the passing game. At least right now, though, that's not on his mind.
"He lost a lot of weight, he re-shaped his body, dedicated (himself)," Bowles in early August. "Obviously all the things you heard, he made a dedication to himself, so that's a credit to him. He's come in lighter, quicker, leaner and he's moving a lot better."
Seferian-Jenkins was reportedly the “most impressive player on the field” at OTAs, and the athletic tight end could surprise since the good vibes have continued into camp. He’s familiar with his likely quarterback, Josh McCown, since they played together in Tampa. While in Cleveland, McCown enhanced Gary Barnidge's numbers -- the tight end's PPR production was 34.5% higher in games that McCown played. So there is reason to believe that ASJ could become a dependable option for McCown, especially considering the state of the Jets' receiving corps. Seferian-Jenkins is an intriguing pick in the final rounds for those owners looking for upside at tight end.