One day does not a depth chart make, but for the first day the Jets shed the first bit of light on whom might have a leg up to start in the secondary.
At safety the Jets trotted out the duo that started the opener last season.
Landry and Allen start team period with first team defense #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) July 24, 2014
In 11-on-11s, Allen and Landry are safeties with 1st string, and Winters (left) and Aboushi are the guards— J.P. Pelzman (@JPPelzman) July 24, 2014
Calvin Pryor also was getting a look with the first unit.
Landry and Pryor both getting first team snaps at safety #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) July 24, 2014
Jets rotating 3 safeties - Allen, Pryor, Landry. Get used to it. #nyj— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) July 24, 2014
It's somewhat noteworthy that Pryor was not automatically getting a starting role. It figures he will play a prominent role. Some were even giving buzz about him potentially making the calls. Rex tends to like to throw his rookies on defense into the deep end of the pool so it will be interesting to see how the playing time is divided as we get deeper into camp.
Speaking of throwing rookies into the deep end of the pool, third round pick Dexter McDougle also got some playing time with the first team.
Rookie Dex McDougle getting first team snaps at CB #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) July 24, 2014
From what I gather, it sounds like McDougle had an uneven day that ended on a high note with a nice looking interception.
Hakim drops a bomb from Vick after he beat McDougle at the line. #NYJ— Chris Lopresti (@CLoprestiWFAN) July 24, 2014
Jets Rookie cornerback Dex McDougle finished off a rough first practice with a INT on a T. Boyd overthrow. #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) July 24, 2014
Dimitri Patterson also seemed to get first team reps.
Dmitiri Patterson playing CB2 in team.— Brian Bassett (@Brian_Bassett) July 24, 2014
Only time will tell whether these two only got the nod on the first day, and the extent to which the other players will get a shot with the first team. It might also be Patterson mano a mano with McDougle. It's possible the Jets could go with a very young secondary of Dee Milliner, Pryor, Allen, and McDougle.