The Top 15 Jets of the Rex Ryan Era, #7: Bart Scott

FOXBORO MA - DECEMBER 06: Danny Woodhead #39 of the New England Patriots makes a reception against Bart Scott #57 of the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 6 2010 in Foxboro Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

For an inside linebacker, few players are more controversial in Jetsland than Scott. After signing a huge contract to come to New York in 2009, fans know Scott more for his mouth and attitude rather than his stellar play on the field. 

A lot of that is due to his role in the defense. Scott takes on fullbacks and offensive linemen with an incredible amount of physicality - when a lineman feels Scott's head-on collisions, they know they aren't playing some average defense. His physicality and demeanor sets the tone for the entire defense, which ripples throughout the team. 

Still, there is a raging debate as to whether Scott's contributions are overvalued in this way. But even form a pure scouting perspective, Scott is a top-notch ILB. He sets edges, makes tackles, blows up plays, gets off blocks, and can cover pretty decently as well. I'm not sure how much more you wan out of an inside linebacker. If you don't believe Scott makes any splash plays, watch the fourth quarter of the 2010 Wildcard game.

Did the Jets overpay for Scott in 2009? Nope. I can guarantee you there would have been a line of teams willing to sign Scott for just as much (possibly more) than what the Jets gave him. 

Hint for #6: He is the last undrafted player on this list. 

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