Braxton Berrios gushes over Jets’ rookie class: ‘Impact players’

Braxton Berrios gushes over Jets’ rookie class: ‘Impact players’

He is the do-everything everyman and fan favorite, even before he has rallied the blondes-have-more-fun crowd to his side. 

“It’s fun being embraced by this fan base, honestly one of the premier fan bases in the NFL — not even close, truly,” Braxton Berrios said. “They’re diehards.” 

And on the sun-splashed day when Berrios was back for team drills and there were green-clad fans in the bleachers for the first time and the Jets trotted out their four first-round and second-round draft picks, Berrios started spreading the news to the New York, New York Post about why the rookies will soon be embraced the way he is. 

Cornerback Sauce Gardner did a backflip at the end of cornerback D.J. Reed’s pick-six of Zach Wilson. 

“There’s a reason we picked him with the fourth [overall] pick,” Berrios said. “He’s a freak athlete, and he’s coming along really nicely. I’m excited to watch him every day in camp and then as the season gets going.” 

Gardner has that athletic arrogance all players, especially cornerbacks, need. And those long arms. 

“He does have long arms,” Berrios said. “It poses obviously difficulties for wide receivers, getting around ’em, getting by ’em, and then he also has the speed to cover the distance as well. But yeah, he’s extremely rangy.” 

Braxton Berrios
Braxton Berrios
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Wide receiver Garrett Wilson, the 10th pick. 

“Extremely athletic. Great route runner, strong hands,” Berrios said. 

Tight end C. J. Uzomah likens Wilson to a gazelle. 

“I always call him a deer,” Berrios said. “He’s springy. And I know I said this about Sauce, but he’s also tangy, he has king arms, string hands. He had a wide target radius, and yet he’s very explosive.” 

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