In an occasional feature, we briefly highlight any of the lesser-known players that make an unexpected impact during camp, preseason or the regular season.
Today, we focus on wide receiver Malik Taylor:
What he did:
After catching a huge 57-yard pass from Zach Wilson in the first preseason game, Taylor has been getting some first-team reps and continued to make an impact this week on plays like this.
He's been making these plays on an almost daily basis too. Here's one from a few days ago:
Taylor didn't just impress on offense in the Hall of Fame Game. He also lined up as a punt gunner and flew past his man to impressively blow up a return for no gain.
Taylor was added to the practice squad at the end of 2022 by the Jets but signed a futures deal and has been making plays in camp now that he's been reunited with Aaron Rodgers, his teammate in Green Bay.
Undrafted rookie Jason Brownlee has been getting a lot of buzz in camp and the Denzel Mims trade was thought to have cleared a path for him to be on the 53-man roster. However, Taylor seems to be pushing him.
Brownlee's been banged up a couple of times and missed some practice time, so this is giving Taylor a chance to gain some ground and he appears to be taking that. The fact he also excels on special teams and is known to Rodgers also helps his chances.
More on Taylor:
Here's our in-depth scouting report on Taylor.