I know what you are saying, ” It’s May 30th, we have no idea what the roster will be like come September”. To be fair, that is absolutely true, the Jets still have just about $23 million left in cap space, money which you can bet John Idzik will be looking to spend after cuts are made or if a trade presents itself. While the roster will look a bit different in September, lets take an early look at what the roster may look like.
Quarterback- 1. Geno Smith, 2. Michael Vick, 3. Tajh Boyd – No real surprises here, I expect Boyd to beat out Matt Simms for a roster spot.
Running Back- 4. Chris Ivory, 5. Chris Johnson, 6. Bilal Powell, 7. Daryl Richardson- This unit has turned into one of the deepest positions for the Jets. I believe recently signed Richardson will make the team, but it will be interesting to see what the Jets do with Mike Goodson.
Fullback- 8. Tommy Bohanon- No surprise here, the former 7th round pick will be the starter entering his second season.
Wide Receiver- 9. Eric Decker, 10. Jeremy Kerley, 11. Jalen Saunders, 12. Stephen Hill, 13. Shaq Evans, 14. David Nelson, 15. Jacoby Ford
This is going to be an interesting position to watch during the summer. There are about 7-8 guys who have a legitimate chance to make the roster.
Tight End- 16. Jace Amaro, 17. Jeff Cumberland, 18. Zach Sudfeld- Unless Konrad Reuland outplays Sudfeld, this position is just about set.
Offensive Line- 19. Nick Mangold, 20. Brian Winters, 21. D’Brickashaw Ferguson, 22. Willie Colon, 23. Breno Giacomini, 24. Dakota Dozier, 25. Oday Aboushi, 26. William Campbell
Another deep position for the Jets. Will be interesting to see if Dozier gets a shot to start over second year guard Brian Winters.
Defensive Line- 27. Muhammad Wilkerson, 28. Sheldon Richardson, 29. Damon Harrison, 30. Legar Douzable, 31. Kenrick Ellis- The deepest position on the team. This unit will stay the same for the second consecutive season.
Linebackers- 32. Quinton Coples, 33. Calvin Pace, 34. Demario Davis, 35. Nick Bellore, 36. Garrett McIntyre, 37. David Harris, 38. Antwan Barnes, 39. Jeremiah George- Another deep position for the Jets. The starters are set, but the depth will be interesting to follow.
Cornerbacks- 40. Dee Milliner, 41. Dexter McDougle, 42. Dimitri Patterson, 43. Ellis Lankster, 44. Darrin Walls, 45. Kyle Wilson, 46. Johnny Patrick- Will be interesting to see how this position plays out in the summer. Aside from Milliner, the rest of the CB jobs are up in the air.
Safeties- 47. Antonio Allen, 48. Calvin Pryor, 49. Dawan Landry, 50. Josh Bush- This will be interesting as well. I fully expect Rontez Miles to make a push for a roster spot, but will it be enough?
Special Teams- 51. Nick Folk, 52. Ryan Quigley, 53. Tanner Purdum