Below you will find the NY Jets initial depth charts for the start of the regular season, as well as the full practice squad roster.
A few things of note. Big Vlad Ducasse has won the starting left guard position over Brian Winters. Scott and Crackback will no doubt be stoked.
Antonio Allen has won the starting safety nod over Jaiquawn Jarrett. I'm not sure anyone will be stoked about that. Jarrett may not be a great option, but Allen is horrific in coverage. He was repeatedly burned in the passing game during the preseason. This will likely be a favored point of attack for every Jets opponent this year.
Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith are both still listed as #1. So it may be that Sanchez is not quite yet as relegated to backup status as many of us hope. We'll see what happens when Sanchez's health improves.
There are only 3 inside LBs listed on the roster. This is a point of serious lack of depth. When the QB position becomes clearer and we presumably cut down to 3 QBs one way or another, Danny Lansanah stands a good chance of earning the first promotion off the practice squad.
Likewise, until Coples is healthy there is a serious lack of depth behind Wilkerson and Richardson, with Leger Douzable presumably the next guy up if either one of those guys goes down. The curious decision to retain 2 nose tackles on the practice squad, neither one of which appear capable of taking on the role of either Wilkerson or Richardson, makes me wonder why the Jets failed to find somebody for the practice squad who could back up those two positions.
So, what about you? What about the depth chart and/or the practice squad do you find noteworthy?
|WR||Stephen Hill||Clyde Gates||Ryan Spadola|
|LT||D'Brickashaw Ferguson||Ben Ijalana|
|LG||Vladimir Ducasse||Brian Winters|
|C||Nick Mangold||Caleb Schlauderaff|
|RG||Willie Colon||Will Campbell|
|RT||Austin Howard||Oday Aboushi|
|TE||Jeff Cumberland||Kellen Winslow||Konrad Reuland|
|WR||Santonio Holmes||Jeremy Kerley|
|QB||Mark Sanchez/Geno Smith||Matt Simms||
|RB||Bilal Powell||Chris Ivory||Alex Green|
|DE||Muhammad Wilkerson||Leger Douzable|
|NT||Kenrick Ellis||Damon Harrison|
|OLB||Quinton Coples||Antwan Barnes||Scott Solomon|
|MLB||David Harris||Nick Bellore|
|OLB||Calvin Pace||Garrett McIntyre||Ricky Sapp|
|CB||Dee Milliner||Kyle Wilson||Isaiah Trufant|
|CB||Antonio Cromartie||Darrin Walls||Ellis Lankster|
|S||Antonio Allen||Jaiquawn Jarrett|
|S||Dawan Landry||Josh Bush|
TE Chris Pantale
DT Tevita Finau
DT Junior Aumavae
OLB Troy Davis
ILB Danny Lansanah