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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Interior Defensive Line

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We have the sixth position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the third vote at Interior Defensive Line is: Damon Harrison! Harrison joins Joe Klecko and Marty Lyons on the interior defensive line list.

Damon Harrison, the man they call Snacks, played four years with the Jets, from 2012 through 2015. His rookie year in 2012 was effectively a redshirt year, as he played in only five games and saw a total of just 22 defensive snaps. The next three years Snacks was a force in the middle of an excellent Jets defensive line, piling up 193 tackles and 12 tackles for loss over a three year period. Harrison left the Jets in free agency after the 2015 season and signed with the crosstown Giants, where he earned first team All Pro honors in 2016. Damon Harrison was an excellent run stopping mountain of a man at nose tackle for the Jets, but with effectively just three years of playing time as a Jet, and his best work coming outside of his Jets years, this one is a bit unexpected. Nonetheless, the giant undrafted free agent out of tiny William Penn has come a long way from his humble roots to make the GGN All Time Jets Team.

From now until mid July I’ll be putting up a daily poll asking GGN to vote on the best Jets players of all time. The idea here is to build a 55 man roster of the best players ever to wear the Green and White. The roster will consist of 26 offensive players, 26 defensive players, and three special team players.

OFFENSE

Quarterback: 3

Wide Receiver: 6

Running Back: 4

Tight End: 3

Offensive Tackle: 4

Interior Offensive Line: 6

DEFENSE

Safety: 4

Cornerbacks: 6

Linebackers: 7

Edge: 4

Interior Defensive Line: 5

JOE KLECKO

MARTY LYONS

DAMON HARRISON

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker

PAT LEAHY

Punter

TOM TUPA

Returner

LEON WASHINGTON

Every day I will be putting up a poll at one position. The choices will be limited to players who were on the Jets roster for at least three seasons. I will not be including players who were great for other teams but not great for the Jets (for example, guys like Matt Forte or LaDainian Tomlinson will not be included in the polls, though both those guys would be excluded for not meeting the three year rule as well). Each day we will close the previous day’s poll and the candidate with the most votes will be added to the GGN All Time Jets Team. In the event of a tie vote both players will be added to the team.

In the event I have made an egregious omission and a name you think should be on the poll is not there you can write in candidates in the comments section. If a player gets support in the comments section I’ll add him to the next day’s poll.

So let’s get to it. Today we continue voting on the interior defensive line. Who will it be? Vote early, vote often, and let’s hear who you think are the best players ever to have played for the New York Jets.

Poll

Who is the fourth best Jets interior defensive lineman of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Verlon Biggs
    (20 votes)
  • 24%
    John Elliott
    (76 votes)
  • 18%
    Abdul Salaam
    (57 votes)
  • 2%
    Marvin Washington
    (9 votes)
  • 10%
    Jason Ferguson
    (32 votes)
  • 9%
    Sione Pouha
    (29 votes)
  • 4%
    Sheldon Richardson
    (14 votes)
  • 22%
    Muhammad Wilkerson
    (68 votes)
305 votes total Vote Now