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Starters: Dee Milliner, Darrin Walls, Kyle Wilson (slot)
This position has been under a lot of scrutiny lately following several whiffs from the front office in its efforts to improve the position.
Based on his performance in the waning weeks of last season (three interceptions in as many games), 2013 first-round pick Dee Milliner gives the Jets a solution at one of the outside cornerback spots—but the player who lines up opposite him remains very much in question.
After failing to reel in Vontae Davis, Captain Munnerlyn or Alterraun Verner near the start of free agency, the cornerback situation officially became a crisis once John Idzik allowed Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie slip away to the New York Giants.
There are still some players available who can save the Jets from complete disaster, with Antonio Cromartie sticking out as the best option available. However, for a defense that is so reliant on quality cornerback play, anything less than stellar play from the position will result in disaster.
If the season started tomorrow, Darrin Walls would likely get the nod to start on the perimeter. Walls impressed in the preseason last year and deserved to start over Milliner, but he has not been tested in regular-season action for extended periods of time.
As of now, the cornerback position is as grim as any position on the team, which is a scary proposition for a team with so many other needs this late into free agency.