Jets hope to catch a rising star (or two) at wide receiver

Breaking down the New York Jets' roster, unit by unit, in preparation for training camp, which begins July 29:

Position: Wide receiver

Projected starters: Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson

Projected reserves: Jalin Marshall (faces four-game suspension), Charone Peake, ArDarius Stewart, Chad Hansen

Notables on the bubble: Devin Street, Marquess Wilson, Myles White, Frankie Hammond

Top storyline: No position group exemplifies the Jets' rebuilding project more than the receiving corps. The team dumped a pair of still-capable receivers making good but not outrageous money -- Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall -- and handed the position to a bunch of kids. And we're not talking about blue-chip prospects here, as none of the aforementioned top six was drafted higher than the third round. How this unfolds will tell us a lot about general manager Mike Maccagnan's personnel acumen. He obviously sees something in these unheralded players that most people don't. Enunwa, Anderson, Marshall and Peake have only 155 career catches and eight touchdowns between them.

Player to watch: Enunwa was one of the most improved players last season, but now he needs to make another jump to validate his new status as the No. 1 receiver. Brandon Marshall isn't around anymore to draw attention, meaning Enunwa will face more coverage and/or better cornerbacks than he did as the No. 2 or No. 3. He also must make the transition to the perimeter. Of his 57 catches last season, 44 came when he was lined up in the slot, at tight end or in the backfield, per ESPN Stats & Information.

Wild card: When the Jets drafted Stewart in the third round out of Alabama, they saw a receiver with the potential to contribute immediately in a significant role. Then he underwent surgery to repair a lingering groin injury and another operation to fix a new thumb injury, causing him to miss the bulk of the offseason. They say he will be ready for training camp, but you have to wonder about his conditioning and comfort level with the offense.

Training camp will be a success if ... People aren't screaming for the Jets to add a veteran. Remember, they won't have Marshall for four games due to a PED suspension, which means they'll be counting on Peake and the rookies -- Stewart and Hansen -- to fill key roles. That's risky. Come to think of it, the entire plan at receiver is a big risk.

By the numbers: Anderson showed promise as an undrafted rookie, but he'll have to add some diversity to his game. That also falls on the coaching staff. When he played against base defenses (four defensive backs), the plan usually went something like this: "Go deep, Robby." In those situations, his 15 targets averaged an astounding 21 air yards per attempt, according to ESPN Stats & Info. How 'bout some variety?