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NY Jets roster: Ranking every position group on the team

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NY Jets Position Group No. 1 - Defensive Line

The crème de la crème of the Jets this season has to be it's defensive line. The position group was a standout in 2020, despite Adam Gase's ruthless attempts to destroy any hope that the roster may have had.

Quinnen William's sudden explosion into the player the Jets expected to grab at third overall in 2019 proved massive for the defensive line. John Franklin-Myers saw massive success in limited snaps as a defensive end. Folorunso Fatukasi was incredible at stopping the run.

PFF even named Fatukasi as "the most underrated player on the roster. There is plenty to be excited about when it comes to the defensive line unit.

While the cornerbacks are young, and the safety position might be up in the air about it's future, the defensive line will do their best to help by putting pressure on the quarterback whenever they can.

Just for an added bonus, the Jets' biggest fish in the free agency pool was former Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson. A fast playmaker, Lawson has been showing off in training camp, and has even provided fans with exciting matchups with franchise tackle Mekhi Becton.

The defensive line is young, talented, and vastly underrated. With a little scheming courtesy of Robert Saleh, this line could make a serious name for itself this season.

Not to mention that early mock drafts have the Jets tagged to take another talented defensive end in the first round of the draft, meaning the rich would get much richer if that were to come true.

Out of all positions on the roster, the defensive line might be the one with the least to prove — but will fight like they have to every single down. A serious pass rush could keep games close enough for the Jets offense, leading to more wins.

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Defense wins championships. A young, talented, and ferocious front line could be all the team needs to jumpstart a competitive franchise.

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