Aug 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of a preseason game at Metlife Stadium. The Jets won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Thoughts on the New York Jets Depth Chart

The Jets released their most recent depth chart yesterday. I have not had the opportunity to share some thoughts on with you as of yet, so let’s do that now. First, here is said depth chart, courtesy of the team’s website:

WR Stephen Hill Clyde Gates Ryan Spadola
LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson Ben Ijalana
LG Vladimir Ducasse Brian Winters
C Nick Mangold Caleb Schlauderaff
RG Willie Colon Will Campbell
RT Austin Howard Oday Aboushi
TE Jeff Cumberland Kellen Winslow Konrad Reuland
WR Santonio Holmes Jeremy Kerley
QB Mark Sanchez/Geno Smith Matt Simms Brady Quinn
FB Tommy Bohanon
RB Bilal Powell Chris Ivory Alex Green

There are just a couple of surprises here. First of all, notice Santonio Holmes? He is listed with the first team again, although we haven’t gotten an official update as far as his status. Does this mean that Holmes has made an improbable recovery, and will be ready against Tampa Bay this weekend? Or will the depth chart change? Time will tell.

The other one is Bilal Powell.  Maybe it’s not a huge surprise, as he is the back that performed the best during training camp.  Maybe the interest will come in whether or not he is eventually flip/flopped in favor of Chris Ivory.  The split between the two will certainly be interesting to watch, as the Jets did not sign Ivory to leave him on the bench.

It is still surprising to see Will Campbell on the 53 man roster as well.

How about the defense?

DE Muhammad Wilkerson Leger Douzable
NT Kenrick Ellis Damon Harrison
DT Sheldon Richardson
OLB Quinton Coples Antwan Barnes Scott Solomon
WLB Demario Davis
MLB David Harris Nick Bellore
OLB Calvin Pace Garrett McIntyre Ricky Sapp
CB Dee Milliner Kyle Wilson Isaiah Trufant
CB Antonio Cromartie Darrin Walls Ellis Lankster
S Antonio Allen Jaiquawn Jarrett
S Dawan Landry Josh Bush

First, the safety situation is interesting. Antonio Allen is listed as the starter, which actually makes sense after his performance against the Eagles.  Coach Ryan said Jarrett will see a decent amount of playing time as well, opposite Dawan Landry.

Dee Milliner is also not ready to be the starting cornerback, yet.  Before he was injured, he was routinely being exploited due to his lack of experience.  Tampa, and every other offense will be exploiting him all day long.  As much as Kyle Wilson is unwatchable, he should still start over Milliner for now.

And finally the special teams:

K Nick Folk
P Robert Malone
H Robert Malone
PR Jeremy Kerley Kyle Wilson
KR Clyde Gates Kyle Wilson Antonio Cromartie
LS Tanner Purdum

No surprises here. So, what are some surprises you see on this list?

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  • Frank Antonelli

    You’re way too harsh on Milliner. He’s shown well in camp except for that one meaningless pre-season game. No-one is going to be “exploiting him all day long”. That’s just ridiculous.

    • Dustin Schrank

      I agree

    • TheJetPress

      I hope you are right Frank…

  • Piazza31nyj

    I’m not comfortable with Milliner starting but he has a lot of potential so he will start. Also, Wilson is going to get some time at safety so maybe that’s why he isn’t starting. The O-line depth is better and my only other concern
    is the WR depth if Holmes doesn’t play.

    • TheJetPress

      Those are all concerns I share

  • Paul Newbold

    Duacasse at left guard surprised me a bit. I was hoping we had seen the last of him, obviously Winters isn’t ready. And Ellis at NT surprised me a bit as well, last I knew he was fighting a back injury, As you mentioned the Safety start for Allen, I thought Jarret had won that spot with his play. Anyway, here we go into the season….hope they look better then they do on paper. :) Go Jets!!

    • TheJetPress

      Agreed, that is all we can hope for.