I mentioned this in another thread last week.
Powell is going to shut up ALL THE STUPID HOMERS on this board who were crying #29 was a "waste of a draft pick" last year. Grow up and realize it takes time for a kid to develop and feel comfortable in the NFL.
Now he seems to be the Diamond in the Rough that all the coaches and FO were gushing about last year in direct contrast to all the Internet GMs on this board.
If this moron - ESPN beat writer "Me Like" Dick SemenI - can see it, I hope the homers realize it now
A sleeper in the backfield
. Bilal Powell, coming off a non-descript rookie season, is showing why the Jets used a fourth-round pick on him. He's having a nice camp, even getting some reps with the first team. If he keeps it up, he could leap-frog Joe McKnight on the depth chart, backing up Shonn Greene. Powell also has a chance to win the third-down job because he's better than McKnight in pass protection
. Ryan made a great point about Powell
: His pattern, based on his career at Louisville, is to start slow and finish strong
. Maybe the Jets are seeing the upside in Year 2.