Offseason New York Jets Player Power Rankings

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Offseason New York Jets Player Power Rankings
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It's showtime for Smith and Vick as OTAs begin.

What's the point of player power rankings before the New York Jets' first OTA session is complete? It's mainly to talk about whose job is safe and whose job is not. We know who the marquee draft picks are and who they might replace. What other players are in jeopardy this offseason?

That's the basis of these power rankings. It's a list of starting players in descending order of job security. Performance isn't the only factor. Age is another. Perceived upside is a third. The whole process is somewhat unscientific to be honest. It, like the OTA session that ends May 30, is just a starting point.

These rankings reflect the doubts and uncertainty that surround the 2014 Jets. Not all free agents place that high. Not all players who had a great season on paper do that well here. The question of repeatability comes into play. Having one career year is great; is it a sign of good things to come or is it the swan song of a player who has seen better days?

The depth chart that forms the basis for these ratings comes from Its preparation date is May 22, 2014. maintains a depth chart archive in case changes have occurred by the time you read this.

Who's on your New York Jets bubble? Whose job is safe? Let's talk about it.

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