After the Jets signed Eric Decker in free agency and drafted three wideouts last week to help rebuild an anemic offense, the depth chart at receiver entering minicamp might seem a little daunting. But for sixth-round pick Quincy Enunwa, it's nothing but an opportunity.
"Making the squad on any NFL team is tough," Enunwa said Friday. "I'm not going to think of it any differently. [I've] got to compete against whoever comes out there."
Gang Green selected Jalen Saunders and Shaquelle Evans in the fourth round of the draft, and with Decker and Jeremy Kerley (and maybe, just maybe, the ghost of Stephen Hill) already locked in, there are a lot of bodies competing for only a couple of spots.
None of that fazes Enunwa, though. He prefers to focus on the things he can control, and what he can offer the Jets to separate himself — namely his elite size at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds that made him a red-zone terror in his senior season at Nebraska when he caught 12 touchdowns.
"I just try to use my size well," he says. "I like to block and that's one big thing that [Jets wide receivers coach] Sanjay [Lal] likes to focus on, is receivers that will block for him. We've got some good running backs now. I like to pride myself on that as well."
The same size that distinguishes him caused him to slip to Day 3 last weekend; Enunwa doesn't have the speed to separate, and he's stiff as a route runner. But the raw materials are there, and the former team captain is ready to put in the time and do what has to do to make the team.
"Being a sixth-round draft pick, that's one of those rounds where you've really got to make sure you find a way to get on the field," he says. "You know I'm going to work regardless."