10. Avery Williamson
Perhaps the most surprising move of the Jets offseason came at inside linebacker when Demario Davis was let go after a career year. Avery Williamson is the man who’ll replace the Jets defensive leader a year ago.
With Williamson in, Darron Lee’s captaincy and leadership role will expand. More importantly, however, the question of whether or not Williamson can effectively fill Davis’s shoes remains.
Surprisingly in Tennessee, Williamson rarely played on passing downs. He would come out during any sub-package situation in favor of another backer. In New York, while D-Lee’s the No. 1 guy, he’ll finally receive his chance at that every-down role.
9. Morris Claiborne
Morris Claiborne returns to the team a notch down on the cornerback depth chart through no fault of his own. And this is a really great thing for the Jets.
Claiborne, 28, put forth a tremendous season in 2017 with one interception, eight passes defensed and 34 tackles in New York. With Trumaine Johnson on board, Mo-Claiborne represents a phenomenal No. 2 corner.
8. Quincy Enunwa
Though No. 8 may feel high for a football player returning from a season-long injury, Quincy Enunwa is that damn good.
At his frame, 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, Enunwa is a matchup nightmare for any NFL defense. His a receiver who can play the Y on any three wide receiver or more set which forces the D to decide whether an extra corner is needed or not.
Enunwa, 26, put forth 857 yards and four scores on 58 receptions two years ago and has a great chance of making the Pro Bowl this season opposite deep threat Robby Anderson.