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New York Jets 2019: Ranking the 53-man roster — #37 Tom Compton

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 08: Tom Compton #77 of the New York Jets reacts to a call during a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 08, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - AUGUST 08: Tom Compton #77 of the New York Jets reacts to a call during a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 08, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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New York Jets 2019: Ranking the complete 53-man roster after yet another lost season — #37 veteran offensive lineman Tom Compton.

Tom Compton. 37. 30. . Guard

When former New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan signed veteran behemoth O-lineman Tom Compton, the move made sense. The 2012 sixth-rounder (193rd overall) out of South Dakota did not excel for the Washington Redskins. But he was competent enough to compete in that choke-job Super Bowl loss by the Atlanta Falcons to the New England Patriots, and last season he battled knee issues to start 14 games for the Vikings.

As bad as the Jets O-line has played as a unit, this roster suffered a blow with the season-ending loss of penalty-prone six-year NFL starting guard Brian Winters. Compton looked competent in his first few games as a replacement — before all hell broke loose. In other words, a few solid performances boosted Tom’s mediocre 50.5 PFF rating. He finished 2019 on IR.

And PFF’s Vikings 2018 recap, under the subheading of ‘What Went Wrong?’ offered the following gem:

“Starting guards Mike Remmers and Tom  Compton combined to allow a staggering 77 total pressures. Remmers finished with an overall grade 58.9 (50th among guards), and Compton was only slightly higher at 60.2 (47th).”

That’s bottom-tier performance — which the Jets have largely received from Compton this season

Joe Douglas has zero allegiance to Compton, who competed on a one-year, $1.6 million deal. At the same time, the market for Compton will be meager, and this franchise’s lack of roster talent is palpable — and the veteran clearly displays that the meat-and-potatoes approach the new regime wants to stress.  So perhaps a team-friendly training camp invite could be in order?

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