Miami Dolphins: Jevon Holland (S)
A part of me wants to go full-blown fantasy football PPR mode and stack this receiving corps with yet another All-Pro receiver in this exercise. But while the prospect of a Diggs-Wilson-Hill trio is mouthwatering, we’ll instead choose to fortify the Jets’ secondary by adding a playmaking safety in Jevon Holland.
Holland, entering his third season out of Oregon, has good size (6-foot-1, 196 pounds) for the position and is a willing tackler, totaling 165 combined tackles in his first two NFL seasons. The versatile safety has also been incredibly disruptive in the passing game, with four interceptions and 17 passes defenses to his name.
The Jets haven’t invested much into the safety position since the departures of Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, instead choosing to fill the voids with a quantity-over-quality approach.
Jordan Whitehead, Ashtyn Davis, and Tony Adams (to name a few) have all received ample opportunity to validate the Jets’ conservative approach to the position.
Still, none of them strike me as true impact players. Veteran Adrian Amos was also added to the mix after the injury to Chuck Clark in OTAs, but that shouldn’t stop the team from looking for an upgrade.
The Jets are in need of a trusty over-the-top defender to complement their excellent cornerbacks. Holland fits the bill and would be a strong fit with Jordan Whitehead, who would benefit from Holland’s overtop protection and have more freedom to roam closer to the line of scrimmage, where he’s more comfortable and effective.