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Jets 2018 Roster Countdown: Number 70 Dakota Dozier

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NFL: New York Jets at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Our Jets roster countdown now takes a look at Dakota Dozier.

Name: Dakota Dozier

Number: 70

Year with Jets: 5th

Projected Role: Backup interior offensive lineman

His 2017: Dozier got three starts at guard and extended action in another game due to injuries. He struggled quite a bit in this playing time, allowing a sack, 2 hits, and 3 pressures in 127 pass blocking snaps according to Pro Football Focus. In spite of his struggles, the Jets re-signed the 2014 fourth round pick to a cheap one year deal.

2018 will be a success if: Dozier steps in when called upon and gives the team quality snaps as a backup interior lineman. Dozier still hasn’t amounted to much at 27 years old after four NFL seasons. For whatever it’s worth, there has been a little bit of buzz this offseason about the Jets believing Dozier might be turning the corner, though.

Odds of making the roster: Without a track record of quality play in the league or an expensive contract, Dozier can’t feel entirely safe. With that said, the front office has seemed to like its depth pieces a lot more than most of us over the last few years so I will say he is More Likely Than Not (50-75%).