Big step up in competition for this Jet

It’s a quantum leap in competition level for this player.

It’s not his fault who he played against, but Jets rookie offensive tackle, Max Mitchell, who came out of the University of Louisiana, is finding out the pass rushers on the NFL level are much tougher than the ones he faced in college.

The Rajun Cajuns faced schools like Georgia State, Texas State, ULM and Liberty last year.

The pass rushers he’s facing in Jets camp create a much bigger challenge.

“There is acclimation,” said Jets coach Robert Saleh. “There’s the speed, the hand usage, the degree of difficulty in terms of the pass rushing moves that he’s seen, and the different fronts and all the different things he’s got to know from a protection standpoint.”

But Mitchell seems to be improving day by day as he gets used to the speed and coterie of pass rush moves that NFL pass rushers present.

“He’s progressing just fine,” Saleh said. “I really think he’s got a bright future ahead of him.”

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