New York Jets – Pre Training Camp Depth Chart Predictions

Kyle Fahey gives his depth chart prediction for the New York Jets in advance of training camp…

With rookies reporting to camp today and veterans soon after, I decided to give a look at the New York Jets roster and pre-camp depth chart predictions…

QB’s: (3) Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Darnold

Cut: NA

Practice Squad: NA

This is arguably the Jets deepest position, all three players offer something different and all ultimately will make contributions this season. I see Josh McCown starting about 5 games until we see the golden child Sam Darnold step in. I am expecting Teddy Bridgewater to be moved sometime before the trade deadline, depending on injuries to starting QBs.

RB’s: (3) Bilal Powell, Isaiah Crowell, Elijah McGuire

Cut: Thomas Rawls

Practice Squad: Trenton Cannon

With the addition of Crowell i expect this crew to be split by downs. Powell will be the lead back with Crowell slowly creeping behind him in touches. McGuire will get the ball more than last season and will ultimately step into a starting role by end of the season. Trenton Cannon will be stashed on the practice squad.

FB: (1) Dimitri Flowers

Cut: Lawrence Thomas

Practice Squad: NA

Flowers has versatility and offers a lot for what the Jets are looking to do this year in Jeremy Bates offense.

WR’s: (7) Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Terrelle Pryor, Jermaine Kearse, Chad Hansen, ArDarius Stewart, Lucky Whitehead

Cut: Charles Johnson, Tre McBride, Charone Peake, Jonah Trinnaman, Andre Roberts 

Practice Squad: NA

The Jets for once have an abundance of talent at a skill position, the obvious stick around and  Stewart/Whitehead are kept due to specials.

TE’s: (3) Eric Tomlinson, Jordan Leggett, Chris Herndon

Cut: Neil Sterling, Clive Walford

Practice Squad: Bucky Hodges

The Jets know what they have in Tomlinson as a blocker and I doubt the Jets let Leggett walk being getting a better look at him.

OLine: (10) Kelvin Beachum, James Carpenter, Spencer Long, Brian Winters, Brandon Shell, Brent Qvale, Dakota Dozier, Ben Ijalana, Antonio Garcia, Travis Swanson

Cut: Jonothan Harrison, Austin Golson, Darius James, Ben Braden

Practice Squad: Dakoda Shepley

The starters are cemented in place. I think the Jets did a good job addressing depth with the additions of Garcia and Swanson to put on top of the home growns like Dozier and Qvale.

DLine: (6) Leonard Williams, Steve McLendon, Henry Anderson, Nathan Shepherd, Mike Pennel, Foley Fatukasi

Cut: Deon Simon, Courtney Upshaw, Xavier Cooper, Mychaelon Thomas

Practice Squad: NA

Lead by Leo Williams, this group is crowded with unproven commodities that look the part but will need to prove it. Shepherd and Anderson will both be good producers in their alternating roles opposite Leo.

LB’s: (7) Avery Williamson, Darron Lee, Jordan Jenkins, Josh Martin, Kevin Minter, Kevin Pierre Louis, Lorenzo Mauldin

Cut: Brandon Copeland, Obum Gwachum, Neville Hewitt, David Bass, Frankie Luvu, Anthony Wint

Practice Squad: Dylan Donahue

With Lee stepping into the lead role, Williamson’s addition will become vital for Gang Green and Todd Bowles defense. Minter and Mauldin will be the top backups at their respective spots.

CB’s: (5) Trumaine Johnson, Morris Claiborne, Buster Skrine, Parry Nickerson, Darryl Roberts

Cut: Juston Burris, Rashard Robinson, Terrell Sinkfield, Kacy Rodgers,

Practice Squad, Jeremy Clark, Derrick Jones, Xavier Coleman

The Jets have been lost at the CB position since the departure of Revis Island. Trumaine Johnson offers a number one CB, with Claiborne on his side, this is a potential top 10 tandem in the NFL. Rookie Parry Nickerson should immediately get snaps from week one.

S: (5) Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye, Rontez Miles, JJ Wilcox, Terrence Brooks

Cut: Doug Middleton

Practice Squad: Brandon Bryant

Adams and Maye lead the way with Miles being primarily special teams and Brooks being the chess piece in a three safety set for Bowles.

K: Cairo Santos

P: Lachlan Edwards

LS: Thomas Hennessy

Author: Kyle Fahey

My pad level is as low as it gets. Comedy and Jets football, so basically I specialize in one thing. Follow me @KyleFaheyNFL on Twitter and check out my Podcast @TheJetTake on Twitter, ITunes, etc.