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Jets Roster Analysis: Erin Henderson Slides Into a Starting Role

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

As we approach the 2016 season, we are going to profile the players on the roster. Today we look at Erin Henderson.

Name: Erin Henderson

Number: 58

Year With Jets: 2nd

Projected Role: Starting inside linebacker

His 2015: After sitting out the entire 2014 campaign, Henderson was able to get a career derailed by substance abuse back on track. It was a low risk signing of a guy with a track record of being a quality starter. It paid off. He started the season as a backup to David Harris and Demario Davis. As Davis struggled, Henderson saw his role increase near the end of the season, playing well enough to earn a new contract from the Jets with a starting gig.

2016 will be a success if: Henderson plays well enough to keep the starting job all season long. Unlike a number of starters on this team, the Jets have players who could take his place. The Jets used their first round pick on a player at the same position, Darron Lee, but the team has a veteran with some experience in Bruce Carter as well. Henderson will need to earn his keep.

Odds of making the roster: Lock (>99%)