- At 6 feet 7 inches, Jordan would be a great addition to the Jets defense. This is a front seven that features a monster in Muhammad Wilkerson, who is quickly emerging as a premiere D-Lineman in the NFL, and a lengthy 6’6 Quinton Coples, who registered 5.5 sacks in 2012. Enter Dion Jordan.
- The trio of Wilkerson, Coples, and Jordan would instantly put the Jets in excellent position for years to come.
2. Is Pouha worth the money?
- The Jets would save approximately $3.8 Million is they cut Pouha. Considering his back issue, that’s a huge risk for the Jets to take—paying and counting on Pouha to come through at age 33.
- Is Kenrick Ellis ready to take over at DT? It’s the overriding factor to bringing him back or not. If Ellis can fill in nicely for Pouha, and the Jets feel he is ready, it’s a no brainer.
3. Cornerback- two #1’s and two #2’s
- We all know Darrelle Revis is the #1 shutdown corner, never mind a #1 corner. But so is Antonio Cromartie. The Jets are fortunate to have a great tandem. They also have Kyle Wilson, who played as a #2 corner in 2012. But what about Aaron Berry? I agree with TOJ, that Berry is a #2 corner (if healthy and spends time in the classroom). So why do the Jets need all of these CB’s? One should go, right? That’s what I’m thinking.
- If I’m the Jets, I’m trading Antonio Cromartie. Due to his inconsistent play over the course of his career, and his abnormally high stock (coming off a pro bowl), the Jets should shop him in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine. I’ve said numerous times, that trading Cro gives the Jets the most in cap-relief. If you trade Revis, you’re giving up a lot. If you trade Wilson, you’re not getting enough in return. But Cromartie fits the bill. He’s a luxury for the Jets, when Darrelle Revis is on the field.
**Note- Darrelle is still under contract for 2013. If the Jets cannot find a trade partner, Revis has no choice but to show up in camp. If he fails to, he triggers a 3-year extension with the Jets!
- If the Jets can trade Cromartie for a 3rd (Conditional 2nd) Rd. Pick in the 2014 draft, the Jets will clear approximately $8.25 Million in cap space. It’s exactly what the Jets gave up to San Diego for Cromartie, plus the cap relief. Ideally, the Jets would then be able to lock Revis into a long-term, and sign another veteran or two. (DeVito anyone?)
- The top of the CB depth chart would look like this:
1. Darrelle Revis
2a. Kyle Wilson
2b. Aaron Berry
4. Ellis Lankster
I’ll tell you right now—I’m down with that!
Take the jump with us to page 2, where we’ll dive into quick hits #4-6…