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Jets 2018 Roster Countdown: Number 31 Derrick Jones

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Derrick Jones is the next player in our Jets roster countdown.

Name: Derrick Jones

Number: 31

Year with Jets: 2nd

Projected Role: Dime back

His 2017: The Jets picked Jones in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. He made the 53 man roster out of training camp but was a regular scratch on gameday.

2018 will be a success if: Jones can start to get some regular playing time in subpackages and succeed as the number four cornerback. That is the natural next step in his career. Marcus Williams set the gold standard for Jets dime backs in 2015. I doubt Jones will approach the 6 interceptions Williams had in limited playing time, but the team did draft him in part due to the ball skills that come from being a converted wide receiver. One on one against relatively weak number four receivers, the Jets are probably hoping for some playmaking.

Odds of making the roster: A strong training camp has Jones as Probable (75-99%).