New York Jets – Breaking Down The Edge Rusher Battle

Clayton Smarslok breaks down the battle for playing time at edge rusher for the New York Jets…

In my last piece, I went over how the Jets have lacked any serious talent at tight end for quite a while. As long as it has been at that position, it’s been even longer at the edge rusher position. John Abraham was the last one the Jets had that gave opposing coaches any kind of worry. To put that into perspective, Brooks Bollinger was still starting games for the Jets. D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold weren’t even drafted yet and their Ring of Honor careers are already over. Get the point yet?

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New York Jets – Breaking Down the Tight End Battle

Clayton Smarslok breaks down the New York Jets battle for reps at the tight end position…

Ever since Dustin Keller left via free agency after the 2012 season, the Jets have not been able to get any kind of consistent play out of the tight end position. That’s not to say they haven’t tried. They drafted Jace Amaro with a second round pick in 2014 and after he busted they picked up another second rounder from that year, Austin Seferian-Jenkins during the 2016 season. Seferian-Jenkins may have been the most successful since Keller’s departure but still had inconsistencies in his game before signing with Jacksonville in March.

This left the team with a bunch of question marks at the position. Those question marks include Chris Herndon, Bucky Hodges, Jordan Leggett, Neal Sterling, Eric Tomlinson and Clive Walford. While there are no names that really stand out, let’s take a look at the players that have the best chances of playing in green and white come September.

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