ESPN ranked each roster in the NFL by talent 25 years old and younger. The Jets ranked near the middle of the pack at 14 of 32. Much of the positive was based on belief in Sam Darnold’s future.
Most analysts will tell you that the most common man to man coverage called for NFL defenses is Cover 1. Five defenders are assigned man to man against a receiver. There also is one defender whose job is to defend the deep middle zone of the field.
A lot of things have changed for the New York Jets over the past few weeks, as some familiar faces have departed and some new ones have put on their uniform for the first time. But one thing hasn’t changed: The Jets’ lack of depth at cornerback remains one of their biggest concerns a little more than a month before the season is scheduled to begin.