3-4 OLB

  1. Jordan Jenkins
  2. Lorenzo Mauldin
  3. David Bass
  4. Dylan Donahue

The edge spot in Northern New Jersey—long described only as “misery” since John Abraham tormented us with his talents and injury follies.

The four names above may equal the worst edge pass-rushing situation in the NFL. While the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles keep adding one-on-one pass rushing talent (Josh Sweat via NFL Draft), the Jets continue to ignore it.

Todd Bowles’ best bet in generating a conventional pass rush this coming season is Dylan Donahue. If he can somehow gather himself and focus his talents on the field, he’s the guy.

Newly-acquired and former Kansas City Chiefs defender, Kevin Pierre-Lous, is the wildcard and intriguing member of the group, but keeping five at this spot is tough. He may be battling with Josh Martin and Lorenzo Mauldin for the final spot come August.

Cuts: Kevin Pierre-Louis, Josh Martin, Obum Gwacham, Freddie Bishop, Kacy Rodgers II

3-4 ILB

  1. Darron Lee
  2. Avery Williamson
  3. Kevin Minter
  4. Frankie Luvu

The defensive surprise of 2017 was unquestionably Demario Davis. He’s gone. Avery Williamson is in.

The combination of Williamson and Darron Lee will be just as good if not better than the duo from a year ago. Sprinkle in a phenomenal under-the-radar special teams signing in Kevin Minter and the Jets are set in the middle of the unit along the second level.

Cuts: Neville Hewitt, Anthony Wint