3-4 DE

  1. Leonard Williams
  2. Nathan Shepherd
  3. Henry Anderson
  4. Brandon Copeland

New York’s top issue during its 5-11 season a year ago boiled down to dominating losses in the trenches. At least one side of the trench-game has been addressed.

Mike Maccagnan passed up incredible options at both the O-line and edge when he wrote down the name of little-known Nathan Shepherd as his third-round selection. Orlando Brown, Josh Sweat and so many more were on the board for the taking.

Shepherd must turn out as the real deal.

If he does, the Jets are sporting an excellent and deep interior front.

Cuts: Xavier Cooper, Claude Pelon, Mike Pennel

3-4 NT

  1. Steve McLendon
  2. Deon Simon

Steve McLendon is one of the more underrated nose tackles in the game. Still, he’s 32-years of age. The man is getting up there in age.

Younger Deon Simon must make somewhat of a push this season if he wants to make the final 53. If not, sixth-round draft pick Folorunso Fatukasi will snag that No. 2 nose tackle role. That’ll absolutely be one of the best under-the-radar battles in camp.

Cuts: Folorunso Fatukasi, Mychealon Thomas