Rex Ryan is expecting rookie corner Kyle Wilson to make an immediate impact.
"I was a rookie [head coach last year], and my expectations were pretty high," Ryan said. "My expectations for [Wilson] are that high, too. He’s coming in here to be the starting nickel on the best defense in football. I think he’s going to be great."
The Jets are going to need him to step right in and make an immediate impact. Getting to the Super Bowl will mean going through potent passing attacks of teams that line up regularly in spread formations like the Colts, Chargers, and Pats.
The good news is corner is one of the easiest positions to transition from college to the pros. Darrelle Revis played at a high level from day one. Now we can't expect Wilson to ever be as good as Revis, but he does have number one corner ability and will only be number three on the depth chart.