Now that the fun of the NFL Draft is officially over, we take a hard look at what the New York Jets will be throwing on the field in 2016.
By Robby Sabo
Finally, it’s time to look forward to 2016.
If free agency in early March signals the very beginning of the offseason, then the NFL Draft marks the end. Once Mr. Irrelevant is snagged by the final team and undrafted players sign on the dotted line for their respective squads, the next season is the new target.
For the first time since a season ago, fans of all 32 NFL teams can now understand what their team will look like once it hits the field in early September.
While, of course, these rosters aren’t complete, it’s the very first step to completion. It’s as close as you’re going to get before giddiness officially sinks in.
As far as the New York Jets are concerned, they, much like the other 31 NFL franchises, fall into that “almost complete” category. That is, with one critical exception.
Ryan Fitzpatrick remains unsigned, making their quarterback situation extremely murky.
Despite that one minor inconvenience, the Jets roster can now finally be evaluated for the 2016 season.
New York Jets 2016 Draft Selections:
- Round 1, Overall 20: Darron Lee, LB (Ohio State)
- Round 2, Overall 51: Christian Hackenberg, QB (Penn State)
- Round 3, Overall 83: Jordan Jenkins, OLB (Georgia)
- Round 4, Overall 118: Juston Burris, CB (NC State)
- Round 5, Overall 158: Brandon Shell, OT (South Carolina)
- Round 7, Overall 235: Loc Edwards, P (Sam Houston St.)
- Round 7, Overall 241: Charone Peake, WR (Clemson)
New York Jets 2016 Undrafted Free Agent Signings:
- Doug Middleton, DB (Appalachian St.)
- Jalin Marshall, WR (Ohio St.)
- Tom Hackett, P (Utah)
- Claude Pelon, DT (USC)
- Quenton Bundrage, WR (Iowa St.)
- Jason Vander Laan, QB (Ferris St.)
- Kyle Friend, OL (Temple)
- Robby Anderson, WR (Temple)
- Ross Martin, K (Duke)
- Lawrence Thomas, DE (Michigan St.)
- Daniel Sobolewski, K (Albright)
- Tarow Barney, DT (Penn St.)
- Romar Morris, RB (North Carolina)
- Dave Hedelin, OT (Purdue)
- Dahon Taylor, OT (Virginia Union)
Here’s how the New York Jets depth charts and packages are projected to look come Sep. 11 as they’ll open up against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium: