2015 Depth Charts: New York Jets

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2015 Depth Charts: New York Jets


•  After finishing the 2013 season well, Geno Smith really struggled again throughout 2014. It’s now fair to question if he can be the answer at quarterback for the Jets, but as it stands right now he would remain the starter.

•  Eric Decker might not have been great in 2014, but he definitely showed that he can be a good receiver away from the talent of Peyton Manning. Dealing with sub-par quarterback play, he still delivered a solid showing.  

•  The stength of the Jets defense is upfront, where Richardson and Wilkerson have both pushed themselves amongst the Elite players in the league. Harrison is purely a run defender, put he is very good at it, with 2013 a highlight in that regard.

•  Cornerback Dee Milliner is a tough player to work out. We’ve seen him play, but injuries have limited his career thus far. After a rough start he’s been solid when he’s been heathy so it’s tough to see him as anything other than average at this point.

Team Needs

Right Guard: The strength of the offensive line is definitely on the left, with right guard a problem at this point in time for the Jets. Willie Colon struggled last year and is a free agent, but his departure would likely see Brian Winters starting as things stand. It would be surprising to see the team not address this in free agency.

Right Tackle: Not quite as desperate as the need at right guard, but Breno Giacomini is a Below Average starter at this point. There are plenty of right tackles available in free agency this year too, so it’s a good year to find an upgrade.

Inside Linebacker: Demario Davis had a solid year last year and likely keeps a starting spot in 2015, but who starts next to him is a big question mark. Mario Harvey has actually played more on offense is special situations than he has on defense recently, so look for the team to add a couple of players to compete here.

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  • RyanLake

    Nick Mangold is not elite? why?

    • phyein

      Seriously. Mangolds PFFrank since 07: 2, 1, 1, 2, 6, 19, 1. One down year in which he was merely average, and right back on top dispelling all the notions that he’s “done”. Not sure what else he needs to do to be considered an elite center, even going by your own rankings.

      • Sigh…

        Probs because they define elite as one of “top 50 players in NFL, regardless of position”. I’d imagine they havent given any center as elite?

        • Mike

          Agreed, but Jason Kelce is the top center in the NFL.

      • Jeff

        It’s pretty obvious that they’re saving the elite center rating for Maurkice Pouncey. The guy is the greatest thing since sliced bread. He has been 1st team all-pro every year in the league, and should’ve made it last year. Good thing the AP doesn’t have a Pittsburgh bias like PFF does. They’d probably try to rob him of his all-pro nods as well.

        • Vitor

          lol you’re so funny

  • Jaguars28

    Harvin should be yellow.

  • Tyler Ferree

    I’d probably just move Giacomini inside to guard and have him compete with aobushi and dozier for the starting spots and draft a Tackle to play on the right side as a rookie and then replace ‘Brick on the Blind side next year.

    The Question is really does Allen stay at corner or go back to safety and if so do they stick with Jarrett or go after Rahim Moore (bowles runs a fair amont of big nickle and big dime so you need 3 safeties regardless).

  • davathon

    No QB = no chance.

  • Dougie

    Only complaints. Harvin should be yellow. Coples should be yellow. Don’t understand why he’s still a “below average” starter at this point

    • Dougie

      And Amaro Should be yellow

  • davathon

    When you have a red quarterback, the rest of the team doesn’t matter.

  • philipmatsikoudis

    Mangold is exactly that when health, however, he has been bogged down with injuries that have ultimately put a crimp in his overall performance. If he can stay healthy, not only is a Pro Bowl in store, but he has the ability to be an All Pro.

  • philipmatsikoudis

    Anybody know what’s going on with Notre Dame alum Darrin Walls? Will he be back as a Starter with the Jets or has he moved onto some other team?