Marcus Williams, CB
Even if you loved seeing Antonio Cromartie make his way back to the New York Jets in 2015, you knew the 32-year old freak of an athlete was way past his prime. Cro is a guy who relies on his athleticism, not cornerback fundamentals nor football IQ.
Therefore, his current absence only makes the Jets a better squad.
While on paper it feels questionable, Marcus Williams has the opportunity of a lifetime.
Whatever this guy does or wherever he roams on the field, M-Will seems to always be involved in the play. He just has one of those knacks for finding the ball. He has a distinct nose for the ball.
Consider this: Williams picked off six passes in a season (2015) in which he only played 13 games and started three. And at just 25-years old, he’ll be really looked at hard in filling the starting cornerback spot opposite Darrelle Revis.
Should he succeed, it’ll allow Bowles to leave Buster Skrine at the position he excels (nickelback).