3 observations from Day 1 of New York Jets training camp

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The New York Jets have begun their 2022 training camp journey.

Here were three big observations and takeaways that surfaced from reports during Day 1 of camp:

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The O-line is set

Jets offensive tackle Mekhi Becton (77)  Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Pending health, New York has their starting offensive line set for the 2022 season. Earlier this offseason, the biggest question mark was who would start at left tackle? George Fant or Mekhi Becton?

Reporters saw during the workout that Fant was on the left and Becton was on the right. After practice, head coach Robert Saleh said that’s it. Things are set and those positions are where Fant and Becton will play at to start this year.

From left to right, the Jets’ starting O-line is: Fant, Laken Tomlinson, Connor McGovern, Alijah Vera-Tucker and Becton.

That’s a solid unit on paper.

Zach's start

Quarterbacks, Mike White and Zach Wilson (USAT photo)

The first day of workouts had a little bit of a mixed bag for the starting offense and quarterback Zach Wilson. However, there was a bit more good than bad.

Not to mention, it usually takes the offense longer to get things on track during the summer as opposed to the defense.

Specifically, The Athletic tallied Wilson as going 7-for-11 passing in team drills. Of those, two were drops and one was an interception (DJ Reed). NJ.com added more context: Wilson and the offense struggled more in the red zone, but played well elsewhere.

Denzel comeback szn?

Wide receiver Denzel Mims (USAT photo)

Have a day, Denzel Mims.

Mims is under a microscope this offseason. With a few players above him on the depth chart including the Jets’ recent first-round pick Garrett Wilson, could Mims be on the roster bubble this summer?

After one day the answer is no.

Just about every outlet in attendance at practice referenced the effort Mims had on Day 1. He made a few impressive grabs, including one deep down the middle of the field against defensive back Isaiah Dunn on a pass from backup QB Mike White.

Overall, The Athletic provided the best insight: Mims had five balls thrown his way and he hauled in four of them during team drills. A good start to his summer.

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