NY Jets: 5 players the team can't afford to lose to injury in 2021

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NY Jets Honorable Mentions

On such a young team, playmakers could come from anywhere. An injury to anybody could prevent a player from becoming the league's next big thing.

Here are a few players who just missed the list, but whose presence would still be missed if they were to be lost to injury.

Bryce Hall, CB, NY Jets

A late-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, most believed that Bryce Hall would have been taken well before the Jets were able to snag a possible gem.

The young cornerback really started to come into his own towards the conclusion of the 2020 season and seems to be the player primed for the CB1 role going into 2021.

Losing Hall to injury would be awful for a young secondary that is seemingly already thin on talent.

Isaiah Dunn, CB, NY Jets

Consider me a bit of an Isaiah Dunn fanboy, but I am hardly alone in that conversation. The undrafted free agent has been turning heads ever since joining the team.

Some can even see him picking up the second spot on the cornerback depth chart behind Hall. Losing Dunn to injury would hurt not just the defense, but Dunn's chances at starting at all.

Undrafted rookies generally don't have as long of a leash as some other players on the team.

Elijah Moore, WR, NY Jets

Speaking of turning heads, Elijah Moore has quickly become a fan favorite. The Ole Miss receiver has been an absolute stud this offseason. There's a reason why Saleh and Douglas couldn't contain their excitement when Moore fell to them in the second round.

If Moore would to go down with an injury for an extended period of time, the organization and fans would certainly be unhappy — but for the first time in forever, the Jets are actually rather deep at wide receiver depth.

Upsetting? Absolutely. Catastrophic? Maybe not.

John Franklin-Myers, DE, NY Jets

John Franklin-Myers was a pleasant surprise in 2020, able to show off his run-stopping and pass-rushing abilities in his limited playing time.

While only present on a less than desirable amount of snaps under Gase and Gregg Williams, Saleh will likely do all he can to scheme Franklin-Myers into his best possible fit.

Franklin-Myers could see an increase in snaps this season, and fans will likely want to see what the young defensive end can do with a regular amount of playing time.

It would be a shame if he were to be given the opportunity, only for an injury to take it away.