"You'll see more of that this year," said receivers coach Karl Dorrell, per Connor Hughes of NJ.com. "Eric will surprise a lot of people."
Pairing him with Brandon Marshall last year helped turn Decker into a huge part of Gang Green's attack, hauling in 80 balls for 1,027 yards and 12 scores -- but his 12.8 yards per catch say more about his crisp routes and ability to win matchups than his field-stretching skills. As Hughes points out, just 16 of Decker's 80 grabs in 2015 went for 20-plus yards, ranking him 17th in the NFL.
The Jets, though, plan to use him more downfield, with Dorrell emphasizing again: "Eric can get deep. He can sneak by you and do those things."
Said Dorrell: "He lets me know he can do those things in practice. We're opening our playbook a little more, which should allow him to do some things."