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Jets lose top receiver for season to neck injury

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The Jets are closing in on the No. 1 pick before even playing a game.

The New York Jets did a lot of work to help their chances at the No. 1 overall pick, and now injuries are adding to it. The Jets are set to place wide receiver Quincy Enunwa on injured reserve due to a neck injury, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Enunwa was the Jets leading receiver last season, catching 58 passes for 857 yards and four touchdowns. Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker had been key components for the Jets in recent years, but both were unloaded. That leaves Robby Anderson and his 42 receptions for 587 yards last season as the Jets leading returning receiver. They drafted wide receivers ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen, and also tight end Jordan Leggett. New York claimed Bruce Ellington before releasing him due to a failed physical.

The Jets have some decent options at running back (Matt Forte, Bilal Powell), but their passing game could be atrocious in 2017. Josh McCown could potentially be adequate with quality receivers, but he has very little experience among his pass catchers.

Is the Jets 2017 leading receiver on the roster right now? Or will we see them sign a veteran as we move through training camp? Whomever it ends up being, the Jets are going to be quite awful this season. The No. 1 pick is not sewn up, but they’re the heavy favorite.