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New York Jets Projected 2016 Depth Chart & Personnel Packages After NFL Draft

Defensive Depth Chart

3-4 Base:

4-3 Base:

  • LDE: Muhammad Wilkerson, Jarvis Jenkins, Julian Howsare, Lawrence Okoye
  • LDT: Leonard Williams, Steve McLendon, Deon Simon
  • RDT: Sheldon Richardson, Josh Martin
  • RDE: Lorenzo MauldinJordan Jenkins, Julian Stanford, Deion Barnes
  • SAM: Bruce Carter, Erin Henderson
  • MIKE: David Harris, Taiwan Jones
  • WILL: Darron Lee, Erin Henderson
  • CB1: Darrelle Revis, Dee Milliner, Dexter McDougle, Kendall Jones
  • CB2: Buster Skrine, Marcus Williams, Juston Burris, Kevin Short, Darryl Morris
  • FS: Marchus Gilchrist, Rontez Miles, Ronald Martin
  • SS: Calvin Pryor, Dion Bailey

Here’s where all the fun truly begins.

Todd Bowles is a man whose defensive principles are tried and true. He’s a defensive mind who prides himself in the idea of versatility. This means his fronts will always have a versatile nature to them.

So, while the Jets defense will always be listed as a 3-4, thanks to the offseason acquisitions of Steve McLendon, Jarvis Jenkins and Bruce Carter, and drafting of Darron Lee, it’s clear that four-man fronts are on Bowles’s mind.

Throw into the mix that it looks like Muhammad Wilkerson will most definitely be around in 2016, and four-man fronts should rule the roost (in looking to get Big Mo, Sheldon Richardson and Leonard Williams on the field at the same time).


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