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Predicting the Jets Final 53 Roster: 1.0

Kevin Lidlow

After the Jets first preseason game of the year went into the books, there were some things that was really impressive as well as things that were concerning. The first team offense only played one series but looked sharp on some levels starting with the offense led by second year quarterback Sam Darnold. Despite the almost interception on the opening drive, Darnold led the offense to a touchdown on the opening drive on a pick route by new Jet Jamison Crowder. The first team defense had a strong showcase as well by forcing a three and out, in Quinnen Williams debut he blown up a double team, forced a holding penalty, and had a tackle for loss. Frankie Luvu was also able to force a fumble on the Giants as well and that was the focus for this defense. The point of concern is the lack of depth at corner, offensive line, and a pass rush as the secondary got torched by the Giants passing game. Special teams was the teams strong suit last year but may take a step back if they can't find a good kicker to replace Chandler Catanzaro who had a weak performance last night. With all that being I decided to give a rundown on who I believe will make the final 53 man roster after last nights game.

QB: Sam Darnold, Trevor Siemian.

This one is easy because we know who the starting quarterback is and Siemian had the most reps yesterday. Webb might be back on the practice squad just as insurance in case one of them gets hurt, but I don't see them keeping three quarterbacks.

RB: Le'veon Bell, Ty Montgomery, Bilal Powell.

I think that the third running back spot might be the most competitive between McGuire and Powell but at the end of the day, Powell has the most experience which would give him the advantage to take that third string spot.

WR: Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder, Quincy Enunwa, Josh Bellamy, Deontay Burnett, Greg Dortch.

Greg Dortch and Tim White have been turning heads at Jets camp but after last nights game, Dortch took the lead for the final receiver spot. White will probably be on the practice squad if he doesn't make the final cut.

TE: Ryan Griffin, Daniel Brown, Trevor Wesco.

With the suspension to Chris Herndon for the first four games, this is a good opportunity for these three to make a serious case as to why they deserve to be on the active roster. Both Wesco and Brown are big targets for Darnold and could be fill Herndon's shoes while he is facing that suspension.

OL: Beachum, Osmele, Kalil, Winters, Shell, Edoga, Compton, Harrison, Anderson, Lewis

I liked what Anderson did yesterday and believe that he will take a step up as the second string center.


DE: Leonard Williams, Nathan Shepherd

DL: Steve McLendon, Quinnen Williams

DL: Henry Anderson, Kaufusi.

OLB: Brandon Copeland, Langi, Polite

ILB: CJ Mosley, Neville Hewitt, Anthony Wint

ILB: Avery Williamson, Blake Cashman.

OLB: Jordan Jenkins, Frankie Luvu, Terry Basham

CB: Trumaine Johnson, Kyron Brown, Parry Nickerson, Arthur Maulet

CB: Darryl Roberts, Brian Poole

SS: Jamal Adams, Brandon Bryant

FS: Doug Middleton, Rontez Miles

P: Lachlan Edwards

K: Taylor Bertolet

I believe that Joe Douglas will continue to add on to the secondary whether he waits for players to be cut or make a trade to generate some depth for the secondary. Look for them to add some pass rush as well as finding some corners as well because they still need to find someone who can get to the quarterback.

Rich Wilhelm


QB: 2

Sam Darnold

Trevor Siemian

RB: 4

Le'Veon Bell

Ty Montgomery

Bilal Powell

Elijah McGuire

WR: 6

Robby Anderson

Quincy Enunwa

Jamison Crowder

Deontay Burnett

Joshua Bellamy

Greg Dortch

TE: 3

Chris Herndon (Suspended)

Trevon Wesco

Daniel Brown

Ryan Griffin

C: 2

Ryan Kalil

Jonotthan Harrison

LG: 2

Kelechi Osemele

Ben Braden


Brian Winters

Alex Lewis

Tom Compton

LT: 2

Kelvin Beachum

Brent Qvale


Brandon Shell

Chuma Edoga



Leonard Williams

Henry Anderson

Bronson Kaufusi


Quinnen Williams

Steve McLendon

Nathan Shepherd


C.J. Mosley

Avery Williamson

Blake Cashman

Neville Hewitt


Jordan Jenkins

Brandon Copeland

Jachai Polite

Frankie Luvu


Trumaine Johnson

Darryl Roberts

Brian Poole

Blessuan Austin

Parry Nickerson


Jamal Adams

Brandon Bryant


Marcus Maye

Doug Middleton

Rontez Miles


Taylor Bertolet

Lachlan Edwards

Thomas Hennessy

David Dubovy


QB1: Sam Darnold

QB2: Trevor Siemian

RB1: Le'Veon Bell

RB2: Ty Montgomery

RB3: Bilal Powell

RB4: Elijah McGuire

WR1: Quincy Enunwa

WR2: Robby Anderson

WR3: Jamison Crowder

WR4: Josh Bellamy

WR5: Deontay Burnett

WR6: Tim White

WR7: Greg Dortch

TE1: Chris Herndon

TE2: Ryan Griffin

TE3: Trevon Wesco

TE4: Daniel Brown

LT1: Kelvin Beachum

LT2: Eric Smith

LG1: Kelechi Osemele

LG2: Alex Lewis

C1: Ryan Kalil

C2: Jonotthan Harrison

RG1: Brian Winters

RG2: Tom Compton

RT1: Brandon Shell

RT2: Chuma Edoga


DE1: Leonard Williams

DE2: Nathan Shepherd

DE3: Henry Anderson

DE4: Foley Fatukasi

NT1: Steve McLendon

NT2: Quinnen Williams

OLB1: Jordan Jenkins

OLB2: Brandon Copeland

OLB3: Jachai Polite

MLB1: C.J. Mosely

MLB2: Avery Williamson

MLB3: Blake Cashman

MLB4: Frankie Luvu

CB1: Trumaine Johnson

CB2: Darryl Roberts

CB3: Brian Poole

CB4: Kyron Brown

CB5: Parry Nickerson

CB6: Bless Austin

SS1: Jamal Adams

FS1: Marcus Maye

FS2: Rontez Miles

FS3: Doug Middleton

Special Teams

K: Tyler Bertolet

P: Lac Edwards

LS: Thomas Hennessy

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