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New York Jets Release Depth Chart

The Jets released their early depth chart today.

Not many surprises are there. The one that primarily catches my eye is Marquice Cole being ahead of Donald Strickland at cornerback. Cole developed nicely and seemed to get better last year in coverage down the stretch in subpackages. Depending on how he and Kyle Wilson develop, the cornerback depth has a chance to go from very good to filthy. Imagine Donald Strickland as number five.

Eric Smith is ahead of Brodney Pool. That is a bit surprising, but I am not sure how significant it is. The safeties are probably going to sub a lot. It seems like a nod to how good Smitty is in the locker room. I really like what the Jets have at the position. There is no star, but there are guys who can play the run, guys good in coverage, a playmaker in Brodney Pool, and the enforcer in Smitty.

Also of note is Jeremy Kerley topping the chart as both a kick returner and a punt returner. I am a bit leery of giving a rookie such responsibility, but he seems to be doing really well at practice. I would not mind Jim Leonhard or some other sure handed guy getting the call when an opponent is trying to pin the Jets deep.

See the entire depth chart under the jump. Give your thoughts below.

QB: Mark Sanchez, Mark Brunell, Greg McElroy, Drew Willy

WR: Plaxico Burress, Jeremy Kerley, Logan Payne, Mike Campbell, Courtney Smith

LT: D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Dennis Landolt, Churtis Duron

LG: Matt Slauson, Chris Stewart, Taylor Boggs

C: Nick Mangold, Robby Felix, Zane Taylor

RG: Brandon Moore, Robert Turner, Matt Kroul

RT: Wayne Hunter, Vlad Ducasse, Pete Clifford

TE: Dustin Keller, Matthew Mulligan, Jeff Cumberland, Josh Baker

WR: Santonio Holmes, Derrick Mason, Patrick Turner, Scotty McKnight, Dan DePalma

FB: John Conner, Brian Toal

RB: Shonn Greene, LaDainian Tomlinson, Joe McKnight, Bilal Powell, Chris Jennings


DE: Muhammad Wilkerson, Ropati Pitoitu, Jarron Gilbert

NT: Sione Pouha, Kenrick Ellis, Martin Tevaseu

T: Mike DeVito, Marcus Dixon, Lorenzo Washington, Carlton Powell

OLB: Bryan Thomas, Jamaal Westerman, Stafford Gatling

WILL: Bart Scott, Josh Mauga, Brashton Satele, David Herron

MIKE: David Harris, Nick Bellore, Joey LaRocque, Matthias Berning

OLB: Calvin Pace, Garrett McIntyre, Eddie Jones, Brandon Long

CB: Darrelle Revis, Kyle Wilson, Donald Strickland, Richard Taylor

CB: Antonio Cromartie, Marquice Cole, Julian Posey, Ellis Lankster

S: Eric Smith, Brodney Pool, Emanuel Cook, Davon Morgan

S: Jim Leonhard, Dwight Lowery, Byron Landor, DaJuan Morgan


K: Nick Folk, Nick Novak

P: T.J. Conley, Chris Bryan

Holder: T.J. Conley, Chris Bryan

PR: Jeremy Kerley, Kyle Wilson, Joe McKnight

KR: Jeremy Kerley, Kyle Wilson, Antonio Cromartie, Joe McKnight

LS: Tanner Purdum, Wilson Raynor, Matthew Mulligan