New York Jets: Finding 2016’s Breakout Performers

Vincent Carchietta, USATSI
Vincent Carchietta, USATSI

5. Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB

Sticking with linebackers, Mauldin is a favorite pick to emerge as a serious outside threat. Mauldin was an ipso facto starter upon Calvin Pace‘s free agent departure, and the second-year Louisville man looks like a good bet to redeem his monstrous college career at the pro level.

With the outside linebacker position wide open, Mauldin will be Todd Bowles‘ go-to on packages of all kind. Expecting every-down action for Mauldin, the question lies simply in whether or not the third-round talent can contribute in his increased role.

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