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30. Safety Antonio Allen
Antonio Allen is currently penciled in as the starting safety, this being a safety group that has completely changed from a year ago. We will see if Josh Bush can give him a run for his money.
29. Tight End Jeff Cumberland
Jeff Cumberland is an interesting player to watch this summer. While he has not excited too many people yet in his career, he has shown at times that he has all the abilities needed to be at least as good as former Jet Dustin Keller. Barring unforeseen events, he should start the year as the starting tight end.
28. Outside Linebacker Calvin Pace
Calvin Pace was released and then re-signed by the Jets. He is now playing for a much more minimal contract. At this point in his career, nobody expects him to be who he was in his prime. However, he will need to be able to set the edge on running plays in order to remain a highly-used substitute.
27. Safety Dawan Landry
Dawan Landry, the brother of former Jet LaRon Landry, was an inexpensive pickup who could pay off for the Jets. He has impressed so far at OTAs, and if all goes well, he should end up being the leader of the Jets' safety group.
26. Nose Tackle Antonio Garay
At 33 years old, Antonio Garay (recently acquired from the San Diego Chargers) is an experienced player who knows how to be a starter in the NFL. His health will need to be good, and his athleticism will still have to be up to par at his age, but if all goes well for him, he could give Kenrick Ellis a run for his money to be the starting nose tackle.
25. Outside Linebacker Antwan Barnes
Antwan Barnes, another recent pickup this offseason, brings some much-needed pass-rushing ability to a Jets linebacking group that did not have much success in 2012. As an outside linebacker in a largely 3-4 defense, his job will be to get to the quarterback.
24. Offensive Guard Willie Colon
Willie Colon was a good free-agent pickup this offseason. He can serve as a veteran leader and hold the fort at offensive guard, at least for this year, while the Jets' young offensive line develops.
23. Offensive Tackle Austin Howard
Austin Howard was a surprise pickup in 2012 at right tackle. He had some struggles, especially earlier in the season, but he ended up being an average and acceptable starter at right tackle. He is not outstanding, but he can hold his own, especially when the players around him on the offensive line can play well and help to elevate him.
22. Punter Robert Malone
Robert Malone, entering his second year now as the punter for the Jets, is becoming a mainstay for the Jets' special teams unit.
21. Offensive Guard Brian Winters
Brian Winters, the third-round draft pick by the Jets in the recent NFL draft, was a prospect whose selection I have been advocating for a while. He is filling an extremely important hole for the Jets at offensive guard, and he has tons of potential.