Some people love the number crunching the guys at PFF do, some people prefer the old fashioned way of scouting "The eye-test". Personally I use them to complement any story or any preconceived opinion I've gained from watching football. Saying that, every year they use their algorithms and formulas to rank the NFL franchises in terms of roster strength. This year the Jets could be found at #21
21. New York Jets
Although I don't agree that the roster overall is largely quite average, middle of the road until proven otherwise, I find it hard to digest how this roster is only 2 places better than last season. I know the rankings were done before the season started, but if PFF believed the Jets roster of 2014 was the #23 best in the league, then I don't have much faith in the roster prediction for this year.
3 members in the linebacking core and 3 members of the offensive line need upgrading. It's hard to argue that the offensive line isn't an area of weakness, or that the linebackers are getting on a little bit, but personally I feel we have tried to upgrade that unit. We took Mauldin who apparently looks great in non-contact drills and a number of linebackers who could make the unit more athletic overall.
Again, I don't disagree that this team has a lot to prove, but I have so little faith in these rankings based on last years projections.
Other AFC East teams:
Buffalo Bills: #15
Miami Dolphins: #23