A Midsummer Guess At The New York Jets Depth Chart

Over at ESPN, Rich Cimini posted the New York Jets current depth chart, which we will be updating throughout free agency here at TOJ. However, it also inspired me to take a midsummer guess at what the final 53 for the Jets will be, even before free agency opens and training camp begins. Crazy, right? Well, we are in the last days of the lockout so might as well get these predictions out there now. Talk it up on the Twitter, Facebook, and yes even the Google+ page —


  • QB – Mark Sanchez, Mark Brunell, Greg McElroy
  • RB – Shonn Greene, LaDainian Tomlinson, Joe McKnight, Bilal Powell
  • FB – John Conner
  • WR – Santonio Holmes, Randy Moss, Jerricho Cotchery, Jeremy Kerley, Scotty McKnight
  • TE – Dustin Keller, Matthew Mulligan, Jeff Cumberland
  • LT – D’Brickashaw Ferguson
  • LG – Matt Slauson
  • C – Nick Mangold, Robert Turner
  • RG – Brandon Moore, Marlon Davis
  • RT – Damien Woody, Vladimir Ducasse


  • DE – Mike DeVito, Trevor Pryce, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ropati Pitoitua, Matt Kroul
  • DT – Sione Pouha, Marcus Dixon, Kenrick Ellis, Martin Tevaseu
  • OLB – Calvin Pace, Bryan Thomas, Jason Taylor, Jamaal Westerman
  • ILB – David Harris, Bart Scott, Josh Mauga, Brashton Satele
  • CB – Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Kyle Wilson, Marquice Cole
  • S – Jim Leonhard, Brodney Pool, Dwight Lowery, James Ihedigbo, Emmanuel Cook


  • K – Nick Folk
  • P – Steve Weatherford
  • LS – Tanner Purdum

Of course there could and likely will be some UDFAs or low budget free agent signings replacing bottom of the roster players, along with a few other spots being taken up by players we don’t even know are on the Jets radar yet. However, I do think the Jets primary focus will be maintaining their own players instead of shopping in free agency or looking for the trades. I am probably being a touch on the optimistic side by thinking Santonio Holmes, Antonio Cromartie, and Brodney Pool will all be back but why not have faith in Mike Tannenabum at this point?

Author: Joe Caporoso

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  • Cro will not be back so i will make a change and put braylon as one of the starting recievers and kyle wilson will be the starter

  • adam

    Joe, great work, as always, i would agree on a lot of these but you forgot a guy under contract who i dont think is in any danger of being cut- Dwight Lowery… the question for him is will he be a safety or a corner

    Additionally, Cro and Randy Moss i think are interchangeable, meaning its them or a replacement, perhaps Johnathan Joseph or richard Marshall replacements for Co and Bray (hopefully, although unfortunately i doubt theyll be able to afford him), Plax and even a guy like James Jones can be substitued for Moss.

    Lastly, do you take into account potential cap casualties? it is being reported that Bryan Thomas may be let go to open up more cap space…

  • Xavion

    no Dwight Lowery?

  • Otis R. Needleman

    Looks like we’ve seen the last of Kellen Clemens. He might be able to catch on as a backup somewhere else.

  • James Ridgeway

    Great points by you guys.

    I agree crow will not be back with this team. He will end up in Houston.

    We can not loose Braylon or Santino. I would trade J-co to the Rams or Panthers. In order to keep both. Can bring in a Chansi Stuckey or James Jones. Or let Jermey Kerly get a shot and or Scott Mckinght aka wayne Corbett like mckinght.

    Oh and we have to sure up the D-line if we plan to make the SupperBowl.
    We need two more bigs… Maybe a Howard Green and Kris Kemeuto from Panthers.

    For cb, Let Klye play.
    I would like to see a Kyle Arrington or a goldson help.

    Oh, and bring in Dawan Landry!