New York Jets 2013 NFL Off Season Depth Charts, Transactions, Trade and Draft Home Page

Page Updated 3/13/13

2012 Record:6-10, 3rd in AFC East
Head Coach: Rex Ryan, 4 years, 34-30 record with New York (34-30 overall)

Current Depth Chart (Updated 3/13/13)

QB - Mark Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg MeElroy, Tim Tebow, Matt Simms
RB -Bilal Powell, Joe McKnight, Lex Hilliard, John Griffin
FB -
WR1 - Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley, Royce Pollard, Titus Ryan
WR2 - Stephen Hill, Clyde Gates, Joe Collins, Emmanuel Arceneaux, Vidal Hazelton
TE - Hayden Smith, Konrad Reuland,
LT - D'Brickashaw Ferguson
LG - Vladimir Ducasse
C - Nick Mangold
RG - Caleb schlauderaff
RT - Dennis Landolt
K -

LDE - Quinton Coples
NT - Kenrick Ellis, Damon Harrison
RDE - Muhammad Wilkerson, Tevita Finau
LOLB - Garrett McIntyre, Claude Davis, Travis Tripucka
LILB - Demario Davis, Danny Lansanah
RILB - David Harris, Josh Mauga, Nick Bellore, JoJo Dickson
ROLB - Ricky Sapp, Jacquies Smith
LCB - Derrelle Revis, Kyle Wilson, Aaron Berry, Cliff Harris, Darrin Walls
RCB - Antonio Cromartie, Ellis Lankster, Donnie Fletcher, Royce Adams
FS - Josh Bush, Jaiquawn Jarrett
SS - Antonio Allen, Bret Lockett
P - Robert Malone


Unrestricted Free Agents

Offense: QB Matt Simms (resigned with Jets). RB Shonn Greene (signed with Titans). RB Lex Hilliard. WR Braylon Edwards. WR Chaz Shilens. TE Dustin Keller. OG Brandon Moore. OG Matt Slauson. OT Jason Smith. K Nick Folk.

Defense: DE Mike Devito (signed with Chiefs). NT Sione Pouha. MLB Bart Scott. OLB Bryan Thomas. OLB Calvin Pace. S Yeremiah Bell (signed with Cardinals). S Eric Smith. S LaRon Landry

Restricted Free Agents

Offense: WR Jordan White. TE Jeff Cumberland. TE Dedrick Epps. OT Austin Howard. C Tanner Perdum.

Defense: LB Josh Mauga (resigned with Jets). CB Isaiah Trufant.



3/13/13: Resigned RB Lex Hilliard to 1 year contract
3/12/13: Waived NT Sione Pouha
3/11/13: Signed former Miami Dolphins QB David Garrard
3/9/13: Resigned LB Josh Mauga 
2/19/13: Waived OT Jason Smith
2/19/13: Waived LB Bart Scott
2/19/13: Waived LB Calvin Pace
2/19/13: Waived S Eric Smith
2/19/13: Waived TE Josh Baker


Offensive Needs 

1. Quarterback: The New York Media can be harsh and go overboard at times, but Mark Sanchez is not very good. Terrible ex GM Mike Tennenbaum said on Sanchez extension, ""Our thinking on that was Mark is only one of five QBs in the history of pro football to win 30 or more games in his first three years." It's hard to believe that a general manager of an NFL team would put so much stock into wins, that were due to the defense much more then Sanchez, but here we are. New York cannot afford to cut Sanchez this year so they will have to roll with him, or bring in a draft pick or free agent (there are none available) to compete with him. Tim Tebow is not an option and was yet another huge mistake by the former GM.

2. Offensive Guard: Both starters Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson are free agents who the cap strapped Jets may not be able to bring back. Tennenbaum bust Vladimir Ducassee will be given a chance to start at one guard spot.

3. Running Back: Bilal Powell will be a better fit then free agent Shonn Greene in a West Coast offense, but there is no starting caliber running back on the roster. With so many other needs, the Jets may just have to ride with Powell and Joe McKnight for next year.

4. Wide Receiver: Santonio Holmes will return for at least one more year, but he is a bigger distraction then producer these days. Stephen Hill had a big Week 1 performance but was a non factor the rest of the year. New York's best wideout may be Jeremy Kerley. The Jets could use a first or second rounder to address this position.

5. Tight End: Dustin Keller will be a free agent and may want to cash in on a nice deal and have a chance to be a bigger part of the passing game. There is little else on the roster. But with so many more important needs the Jets may have to ignore this position for a year.

6. Offensive Tackle: Mainly right tackle. The Jets tried to trade for Jeff Otah, did trade for Jason Smith, and sent Wayne Hunter out there for most of the starts. All of the options were failures, as evidenced by the 11 sacks the Jets surrendered in Week 16. Austin Howard is a decent youngster who could be forced to start if no better options are brought aboard.

7. Center: Nick Mangold remains one of the better centers in the league. This is the only position on offense the Jets do not have to worry about.

Defensive Needs

1. Outside Linebacker: Calvin Pace was a predictable free agent flop and Bryan Thomas somehow managed to last 11 seasons with the Jets despite being a first round bust who got over 6 sacks in a season just once. The Jets absolutely have to find someone to rush the passer from the linebacker spot. That is the whole point of a 3-4 defense. This draft is very deep on pass rushers.

2. Safety: Both starters LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell are free agents. Landry had a great year and will be looking to cash in on a nice free agent deal, and Bell is nearing the end of his career. New York may be forced to give youngsters Antonio Allen and Josh Bush more playing time in 2013.

3. Nose Tackle: Sione Pouha is a mediocre option at nose tackle and is overpaid but releasing him would do little for the Jets cap situation, so he will remain the starter in 2013.

4. Middle Linebacker: Bart Scott is as good as gone. David Harris is still very productive but that $10 million plus salary is a killer. He will probably stay put though, and the Jets hope third round pick Demario Davis will be ready to take over for Scott as starter. A mid round pick could be used for depth.

5. Cornerback: Darrelle Revis could be traded this off season, as the Jets cannot afford to sign him to that monster deal he is looking for. Antonio Cromartie is one of the better corners in the league and Kyle Wilson is a solid nickel back who isn't quite worthy of being a starter. A lot will depend on what the Jets decide to do with Revis.

6. Defensive End: We all know the Pro Bowl is a joke, so it is no surprise that Muhammad Wilkerson was snubbed. He is one of the best young defensive lineman in the league. Quinton Coples finished the season very strong. The Jets do not have much, but at the least they have two very good 3-4 ends to build around.

Special Teams Needs

1. Kicker: Nick Folk is a free agent but is not that good of a kicker anyway. The Jets would get just as much production, and save some money, with a late round pick or undrafted free agent at kicker.

2. Kick Returner: Joe McKnight and Jeremy Kerley were the teams kick off and punt returners respectively. Both players will probably have a bigger role on offense, so a late round pick could help spell them in one of these areas.

3. Punter: Robert Malone is an average punter but is signed to a team friendly deal and will be back.


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Round 1, #9: MLB Alec Ogletree, Jr, Georgia
Round 2, #39: OLB Barkevious Mingo, Jr, LSU
Round 3, #72: QB Ryan Nassib, Sr, Syracuse

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