With just a few weeks left until the start of training camp, we want to hear what you think about the team, top to bottom. Who are you expecting to take on a big role for the group? Who's the sleeper? Who's set for a decline in production? Who's unlikely to make the team?
Next up, the defensive line …
Talk about a makeover. In three years, the starters of this group have gone from an aging veterans unit to a re-made group that had enormous input from the team's head coach who knows a thing or two about how to play defensive line. While Shaun Ellis, Sione Pouha and Mike DeVito are no longer with the team, the team has found long-term replacements in Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples and Sheldon Richardson. The move of Coples to rush linebacker has received a lot of attention, but it's not as big a deal as it's being made out to be. That said, how good could this unit be? Kenrick Ellis's future still seems up in the air, but the addition of Antonio Garay should help round out the depth of this unit. Beyond that, the backups look like a group of players that the Jets can use "house money" to try and develop excellent some young contributors based on the strength of the starters. Damon Harrison looks to be a backup nose and Jake McDonough has impressed in spring practices while Junior Aumavae, Tevita Finau and Lanier Coleman have some upside.
So, what do you think about this unit? Can this be one of the best defensive lines in the league? Who could make it from among the backups?
(Look at the most up to date Jets roster here.)