Secondary

Cornerback

  1. Darrelle Revis
  2. Antonio Cromartie
  3. Buster Skrine (Nickel)
  4. Marcus Williams (Dime)
  5. Dee Milliner
  6. Dexter McDougle

As Terrell Owens once flagrantly proclaimed, “get your popcorn ready.”

The reason? Well, the Jets crop of cornerbacks has perhaps went from the worst in the league in 2014 to the absolute best. Everybody knows about the return of Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, but very few people understand how good Buster Skrine is.

Furthermore, Marcus Williams as their Dime-back is an incredible embarrassment of riches. The only question with this position is whether Dexter McDougle or Darrin Walls make the cut as the No. 6 guy. Bowles could keep seven though, avoiding that issue.

Safety

  1. Calvin Pryor (SS)
  2. Marcus Gilchrist (FS)
  3. Antonio Allen (Sub Safety)
  4. Jaiquawn Jarrett

Granted it’s difficult to think the first round pick on Calvin Pryor last season was spent wisely, but judge him based on 2015 first. Due to the secondary’s horrors, he played out of position for most of the season. He is strictly a box safety, not a center-fielder. With the smart, under-the-radar signing of former Charger Marcus Gilchrist, Pryor can now sneak up in the box and rattle some heads.

Antonio Allen is also back playing his normal spot of safety. Having him playing the sub-safety position – a spot of versatility in passing downs – will be fun to watch.

Notable Cuts: Darrin Walls (CB), Rontez Miles (S)