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NY Jets cornerbacks (7):

- Bryce Hall, Blessuan Austin, Michael Carter II (R), Jason Pinnock (R), Isaiah Dunn (R), Brandin Echols (R), Justin Hardee

It's nearly impossible to project who the Jets' cornerbacks will be this season given the sheer amount of unproven talent on the roster.

In the end, we went with seven cornerbacks with four of them being rookies.

Bryce Hall is penciled in as the de facto No. 1 cornerback after impressing down the stretch last season. Hall had a promising rookie season after returning from injury, but the Jets are putting a lot on his plate asking him to be their No. 1.

The battle for the other cornerback spots should be very interesting. With Blessuan Austin out, it was fifth-round rookie Jason Pinnock and undrafted signing Isaiah Dunn who split the majority of first-team reps opposite Hall.

Both players had their moments and while Pinnock is essentially a roster lock, Dunn will still have to earn his spot this summer.

The nickel cornerback job should also be an intriguing one, but as of right now, the safe bet is to say that fifth-round rookie Michael Carter II is the favorite.

The Jets also gave both Brandin Echols and Javelin Guidry plenty of first-team reps this spring, but Carter is the safe pick. Echols and Guidry could very well battle it out for that final roster spot.

We gave the slight edge to Echols, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Guidry beat him out after an encouraging showing last season in limited playing time.

Justin Hardee is a roster lock for his special-teams prowess, but don't expect him to have a role on defense.

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