NY Jets secondary
The youngsters in the secondary performed respectably in their first go-round. Kudos to defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich for his strong scheming and positioning. But these players need to step it up in zone coverage.
Bryce Hall lived up to his billing. Sixth-rounder Brandin Echols looked like an upgrade over Blessuan Austin at the other cornerback. Javelin Guidry and Michael Carter II also made aggressive plays to keep the game competitive.
Potential starter Jason Pinnock was placed on the inactive list and did not dress, while undrafted shocker Isaiah Dunn was a healthy scratch.
Browns castoff Sheldrick Redwine looked awful at safety and may not be long for this team.
Moments after replacing Joyner due to his season-ending injury just nine snaps into the season, Redwine gave up a bomb to D.J. Moore and then got burned by Robby Anderson on a broken play for a 57-yard touchdown before getting benched before halftime for practice-squadder Adrian Colbert.
Disgruntled safety Marcus Maye can’t do it alone — with a blend of Colbert, Wilson, maybe Redwine, and the perennially injured Ashtyn Davis (reportedly back in 2-3 weeks).
If the front seven can’t pressure enough to provide cover for this young secondary, we are looking at a very long season.