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

Base Defense

3-4 Base:

  • LDE: Muhammad Wilkerson
  • NT: Steve McLendon
  • RDE: Sheldon Richardson / Leonard Williams
  • LOLB: Trevor Reilly / Jordan Jenkins
  • LILB: David Harris
  • RILB: Erin Henderson / Darron Lee
  • ROLB: Lorenzo Mauldin
  • CB1: Darrelle Revis
  • CB2: Buster Skrine
  • FS: Marcus Gilchrist
  • SS: Calvin Pryor

4-3 Base:

  • LDE: Muhammad Wilkerson
  • LDT: Leonard Williams
  • RDT: Sheldon Richardson
  • RDE: Lorenzo Mauldin / Jordan Jenkins
  • SAM: Bruce Carter / Erin Henderson
  • MIKE: David Harris
  • WILL: Darron Lee
  • CB1: Darrelle Revis
  • CB2: Buster Skrine
  • FS: Marcus Gilchrist
  • SS: Calvin Pryor

When looking at the Jets current personnel, the 3-4 becomes incredibly inconvenient when considering one of the big three (Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson, Leonard Williams) have to remain on the sidelines. If all three are in the game at once, Bowles is basically playing a four-man front, unless one is playing the traditional 3-4 nose tackle (which is a reach).

Darron Lee’s availability in the base scheme will also lean heavily towards the Jets using a four-man front. It allows the smaller Lee to excel in a true 4-3 WILL position.


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