3. Blake Cashman, LB, NY Jets
Despite an injury-riddled first two seasons in the NFL, Blake Cashman entered the spring as the starting weak-side linebacker alongside C.J. Mosley and Jarrad Davis.
Unfortunately, the oft-injured linebacker didn't even make it through the first week of OTAs before ending up on the sideline again with another injury.
In his place, sixth-round rookie Hamsah Nasirildeen stepped in and held his own with the first-team defense. The Jets also drafted Auburn's Jamien Sherwood who they plan to convert to linebacker as well.
Notably, both Nasirildeen and Sherwood were hand-picked by general manager Joe Douglas. They are both Douglas projects — he saw something in each of them.
The same can't be said for Cashman who is one of the few surviving Mike Maccagnan draft picks on the roster. Cashman may be the starter on paper, but it's unclear how long that will last.
Especially if he can't stay on the field.
Cashman will need to not only stay healthy this summer, but he'll have to hold on to his starting job. If not, it might be Nasirildeen's to lose.
Far from an ideal spring for Blake Cashman.