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Pro Football Focus Throws Jets Defense Some Love

NFL: Carolina Panthers at New York Jets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets are losing, but Pro Football Focus still has pointed out some positive takeaways from the team, especially on the defensive side. Here are a few.

This one doesn’t really surprise me. Maye has played phenomenal all season, and has held down his deep position very well. What he has done seems sustainable long-term. He’s not making his name on spontaneous, sporadic statistics like interceptions, tackles, or defensive touchdowns. He’s just getting the job done with great consistency. That’s someone to build a defense around, and he will really help the ultra-talented Jamal Adams survive his early bumps and fulfill his potential.

Morris Claiborne has had a strong season. He has stayed healthy for the most part and has looked like a top-notch cover corner when out there. At what price should the Jets go to retain their top cover man?

McLendon has flown under the radar. He has registered a high amount of stuffs in the run game relative to his playing time, backed up by this stat. Damon Harrison has grown his all-around game since becoming a Giant, but McLendon has carried the run-stuffing role nearly as well for a fraction of the price.

Not shocking. Robby has emerged into a elite deep ball receiver, taking his best asset and perfecting it.

Pro Football Focus

This one (you can check out the article here) is from prior to the win against Buffalo, but is a great sign nonetheless. As a rebuilding team, it’s refreshing to see the Jets are getting their young players a high amount of playing time. Obviously, most of these snaps are taken up by Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye.

What do you think of these numbers?


Which young Jet are you most confident in long-term?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Robby Anderson
    (60 votes)
  • 47%
    Marcus Maye
    (381 votes)
  • 24%
    Jamal Adams
    (195 votes)
  • 20%
    Leonard Williams
    (168 votes)
  • 0%
    Someone else
    (3 votes)
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