Rex high on Brad Smith

The Jets receiving corps is being questioned a lot these days, but a few of the guys shouldn't be questioned at all.

"(Did) you guys saw Brad Smith [on Thursday]?" asked Rex Ryan. "I don't know if I've ever seen that kind of catch before. This is an amazing athlete. His hands are [huge]. When you throw that arm out like this, it's not supposed to stick like it does. He made an unbelievable one-handed catch.

"He made a great catch yesterday in the red zone running a route and he got both feet inbounds. I mean it was like, wow, alright, the kid's coming. I mean, he really is."

Another guy ready to shine is Chansi Stuckey.

"We all know [Stuckey's] hard to stop in the slot," said Ryan. "Wayne Chrebet was the toughest guy I ever saw in the slot. The (Wes) Welker kid's that way in New England. But this kid, you better have two on him because he's got that special trait. He can make you miss. He's got that wiggle. He can shake you outside, inside, break your ankles."

The speedster of the group is David Clowney, who runs a 4.35 forty, but he needs to show more consistency.

"I think (David) Clowney has had his moments - he's also had his inconsistencies," said Ryan. "I will say this, practice is over, it's been over for about an hour, and I see him out there on a Jugs machine with a helmet on catching passes, so that's encouraging. He knows what we need. He knows we need him to be able to make those catches consistently. He's out there trying to get better."

For some reason Ryan didn't mention 6-5 Huey Whitaker, who had a terrific spring.

And the given of the group is obviously Jerricho Cotchery, but that goes without saying.

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