NY Jets: Quick analysis, takeaways from unofficial Week 1 depth chart

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The NY Jets have released an unofficial depth chart ahead of their Week 1 matchup with the Carolina Panthers. And as expected, there are a few notable takeaways.

Now, it should be noted that this depth chart is released by the organization's public relations team. This is not a direct reflection of how the players are viewed in the eyes of the coaching staff.

Rather, it's more of a general overview of the roster with a "best guess" of how the true depth chart looks. That's how it should be treated — nothing more.

That means no overreactions, just general conversation is appropriate. Let's take a look at a few takeaways from the Jets' unofficial Week 1 depth chart shown below.

Michael Carter is fourth in the NY Jets running back rotation

The running back depth chart presented above is likely a little different than the rotation we'll get on game days. Most notably, rookie Michael Carter is currently listed as fourth behind Tevin Coleman, Ty Johnson, and La'Mical Perine.

If we're basing this on what we saw this summer, you could probably swap Carter and Perine. The rookie fourth-round pick was comfortably the No. 3 running back behind Coleman and Johnson and figures to be used as part of the running back rotation.

Perine, who may very well miss this week's game with an injury, isn't a lock to be in that rotation. You might also be able to swap Johnson and Coleman as the former has seemingly solidified himself as the de facto RB1 in the Jets backfield.

The NY Jets have not decided on a starting right tackle

Two positions on the depth chart don't have a designated starter, and one of those is right tackle. The Jets have insisted all summer that the starting right tackle job would be a true competition between Morgan Moses and George Fant.

They've backed that up by giving both players reps with the first-team offense in training camp. However, despite some minor struggles from Moses, he seems like the safe bet to start Week 1.

The Jets like Fant's potential in the new offensive scheme, but Moses will probably be the one to get the start this Sunday. However, this depth chart indicates that the organization does still see it as an actual competition.

The NY Jets starting cornerbacks

The release of Blessuan Austin last week immediately led to the question of who would start opposite Bryce Hall. Based on the unofficial depth chart, the Jets have sixth-round pick Brandin Echols and undrafted rookie Isaiah Dunn still in competition for the role.

This doesn't come as a surprise as it was assumed Echols and Dunn would be the two players vying for Austin's starting job. But it is notable that fifth-round rookie Jason Pinnock is behind both of them given that the team evidently valued him enough to draft him first.

As for nickel cornerback, the Jets do seem to like Javelin Guidry in the slot. Guidry has been competing with rookie Michael Carter II for the starting job this summer, but the former undrafted free agent appears to have the early edge.

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Expect the Jets to try out a bunch of different combinations in the secondary until they find one that sticks.