New York Jets’ Roster Predictions: Defense and Special Teams

By Alan Schechter

Aug 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (96) reacts during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

We are halfway through the preseason, with a lot of questions left to answer before the season begins. So, what should we do to pass the time? Predict what the roster is going to look like. If you missed it yesterday, here is my stab at the offensive side of the football.

Here is my attempt at the defense and special teams:

DEFENSIVE LINEMuhammad WilkersonQuinton CoplesSheldon RichardsonKenrick EllisAntonio GarayLeger DouzableDamon Harrison

There were no real surprises here. We have Wilkerson and Co., the core four, and two veterans in Garay and Douzable. I listed Coples with this group as this is where the Jets listed Coples.

LINEBACKERSDemario DavisDavid HarrisRicky SappGarrett McIntyreAntwan BarnesNick BelloreDanny LansanahTroy Davis

Again, not much surprise here. The only one I have is Calvin Pace being left out of this group. Granted, he came back with additional motivation to play well, after being released. However, I believe that in the end, the team will go with youth, and Lansanah has played well.

DEFENSIVE BACKSAntonio CromartieKyle WilsonDee MillinerDawan LandryAntonio AllenJaiquawn JarrettJosh BushEllis LanksterDarrin Walls


PUNTERRobert Malone


As far as the specials teamers go, as much as there is competition at all positions, I think the incumbents will retain their positions.

Let me know what you guys think. Not too bad, right?