NY Jets defensive ends (6):
- Carl Lawson, John Franklin-Myers, Vinny Curry, Bryce Huff, Jabari Zuniga, Ronald Blair
Expect the Jets to carry a lot of defensive linemen. And even in this scenario where they carry a whopping 10, we still had to make some difficult cuts.
Head coach Robert Saleh loves to rotate defensive linemen, but expect Carl Lawson to play most downs. After that, the rotation will likely be fleshed out this summer.
John Franklin-Myers and Vinny Curry should be roster locks. Franklin-Myers could shift inside on passing downs while Curry should see time as a situational pass rusher.
2020 undrafted rookie Bryce Huff received some work with the first-team defense this spring with Lawson absent showing that the new coaching staff is high on him.
Former third-round pick Jabari Zuniga also flashed at times, but despite his draft status, he will be fighting for a roster spot this summer.
We have the Jets carry a total of six defensive ends which leaves room for Saleh-favorite Ronald Blair who was used sporadically this spring. Even still, that leaves Kyle Phillips on the outside looking in.
Difficult decisions will have to be made this summer.