Jets Rookie Diary: Quincy Enunwa

During Jets training camp, a number of players will be sharing their thoughts and experiences from their first NFL season.

Rookie wide receiver Quincy Enunwa was the Jets’ sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The California native and University of Nebraska graduate is listed at 6 foot 2 and 225 pounds.

Early in camp, Enunwa battled a hip injury, but credited his support staff — both with the Jets and with his family — for helping him come back from it to continue working and improving during his first training camp…


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Being in Cortland was like being back in college. It was great, because you knew everybody in the dorm, whereas in college, you don’t know anybody and you just kind of hang with your roommate.

At Cortland, on off-days, we were usually just hanging around in the hotel lounge where they put us up or we might go see a movie. My sister lives in New York so sometimes I visited her. But, for the most part, it was just nice to relax.

A lot of the guys play video games, but with the playbook being something new to me, I wanted to buy a new game system, but I am going to wait until I make the team, so I can feel more secure with the playbook first.

Thankfully, I don’t have any rookie stories yet. I’ve been pretty lucky to not have anything happen to me as a rookie yet, but I don’t want to speak too soon, I still have a whole year of being a rookie! We’ll see how it goes.

It’s cool to get out and hang around with all the guys — all the older guys, especially. It was a good experience out there for me, on the field and off it.


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Enunwa had 15 touchdown receptions over his four years as a Cornhusker, with 12 of them coming in his senior season. He racked up over 1,500 yards, with half of them coming in his fourth season in red and white.  

He was the team captain in 2013 and was named the offensive MVP. He was named the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl MVP after a 4 reception, 129 yard game, including a 99-yard touchdown reception.




26 comments
Boozer32
Boozer32

I haven't seen him in any games but he certainly can't be worst than Stephen Hill. I say keep him on the roster and let Hill hit the streets. The Hill experiment is over time to move on.

marcus81
marcus81

with all the guys that are banged up, this kid has chance to prove himself if he plays well

Hello all. Jet fan from Bee, Nebraska. Saw a lot of this guy: he's a gamer. Hope he makes the team...

greggreen
greggreen

OT: but i didnt realize salas was 6`2 210. From the way the jets have used to and just how he plays i thought he was a 5`10 185 slot guy

a57se
a57se

I like this kid as a project WR...

Oberyn1
Oberyn1

Shame that none of this years WR's have stood out.

juunit
juunit

I've payed specific attention to him in games, and so far the QB hasn't even looked in his direction on the few plays he's actually run routes. However, he's literally done nothing wrong, throwing some good blocks and even making a tackle on ST. It kinda seems to me like they're hiding him a bit so he's got a better chance of making the PS. Hopefully I'm wrong though. I don't see how they can avoid targeting him in the 4th preseason game.

jsadolph
jsadolph

"Enunwa had 15 touchdown receptions over his four years as a Sooner, "

I believe he was a Cornhusker.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

The Boyd one seems to disagree with actual results so far.

#2 is kinda interesting, though it's also common sense really.

The Hill projection is fair as he's no longer in the top 3.

t__k
t__k

@Bent Tajh Boyd?  


Not surprised on their view of Hill.

hitchhiker
hitchhiker

@juunit He had a nice block on the Gates TD.

I'd prefer he make the final 53 over going on the PS, & hope he shows enough on STs to make it.

a57se
a57se

@jsadolph 

He was a Cornhusker and he had 12 passing TD's in 2013...

Brendan
Brendan

@Disgruntled Jets Fan Yeah, that Boyd metric thing is not being held up by his actual play, but maybe he needs more development than people realize. 


For #2, I'm interested to know if down/distance play into those figures (I assume they do). Like on first down they creep up in to the box and stuff a run, but are more susceptible to a chunk play through the air. Conversely, if they're dropping #'s back and a draw or something is run, they'll obviously have a higher ypc. 


Offensive formation information would also be necessary to draw real conclusions from, most likely. 


Bytor
Bytor

@t__k @Bent They edited the Boyd thing.

juunit
juunit

@hitchhiker 

Like I said, I haven't seen any negatives from him on the field and I know he impressed with the 1's in practice. So I'm not 100% sure why he's not getting more burn in the games. The only theory I've got is they're trying to hide him because they don't feel like he's consistent enough for a roster spot yet. 

juunit
juunit

@Brendan @Disgruntled Jets Fan 

Wasn't exactly a pro-style offense that Clemson ran. Last season it was basically power run, screen to Watkins, go deep to Watkins, power run.