The New York Jets look an infinitely better team this year than they did last season, now boasting an offense that can actually move the football and score points.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is looking like a new man at quarterback for the Jets, while Chris Ivory has been an absolute monster in the run game, with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker both living up to their billing as big free agency signings.
There's one player who has definitely disappointed, however. It's rookie wide receiver, Devin Smith.
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The Jets took Smith in the second round of this year's draft and he has been a complete disappointment, barely registering an impact in his first year in the National Football League.
New York offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has now come out and said that Smith has struggled massively adapting from Ohio State's simple offense to that of an NFL team.
“He’s struggled integrating into the whole system,” Gailey said, according to the New York Post. “He did certain things in college that were in their system, and getting involved in the whole system [with the Jets] — it’s been a longer process than any of us thought it would be."
"He’s just got a lot to learn and a lot to work on to this point. He’s got talent. We obviously all see that. If he’ll just keep working, things will happen good for him in the future. But he’s just got to keep working.”
Smith has just six catches for 60 yards on the entire season. That has to be depressing for the Jets when players like Dorial Green-Beckham, Stefon Diggs and Tyler Lockett were drafted after Smith and have been big additions for the Titans, Vikings and Seahawks, respectively.