NY Jets cornerbacks (6)
- Sauce Gardner, D.J. Reed, Michael Carter II, Brandin Echols, Bryce Hall, Justin Hardee
This will be a little off because Echols will serve a one-game suspension and won’t be on the initial 53-man roster, but for the majority of the season, this should be the cornerback room.
This is another deep position on the roster with one of the better cornerback pairings in the league, a good slot corner, and two capable backups. Hardee will continue to be a special teams ace.
NY Jets safeties (4)
- Jordan Whitehead, Adrian Amos, Tony Adams, Jarrick Bernard-Converse
Unfortunately, the Jets' safety group took a big hit, already losing Chuck Clark for the season with a torn ACL.
Adrian Amos will replace him and pair with Jordan Whitehead. This is another position where they can still add another veteran, but I am not as convinced they will. The Jets really like Tony Adams, and I anticipate a bigger role for him this season, especially since Clark went down.
Bernard-Converse is a versatile defensive back who will contribute on special teams as a rookie and could fill in at cornerback or safety in a pinch.
NY Jets specialists (3)
- Greg Zuerlein (K), Thomas Morstead (P), Thomas Hennessy (LS)
The Jets finally moved on from Braden Mann and brought back Thomas Morstead for what should be an even better special teams unit led by Brant Boyer.