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The Competitors: Jaiquawn Jarrett vs. Josh Bush vs. Rontez Miles
The Pre-Training Camp Favorite: Josh Bush
The Predicted Winner: Jaiquawn Jarrett
Most of the Jets' safety depth chart is already set in stone.
First-round pick Calvin Pryor will start at strong safety, with veteran Dawan Landry backing him up and seeing a good amount of playing time. Meanwhile, third-year man Antonio Allen will see the majority of snaps at free safety.
However, Allen's backup is still very much of the question.
Jaiquawn Jarrett, Josh Bush and Rontez Miles will all compete for the job, with the losers in danger of being left off the final 53-man roster.
Jarrett, a second-round pick back in 2011, is a fierce competitor with good tackling ability, but his lack of pace is worrying. Jarrett is best utilized as an in-the-box safety as opposed to one who spends the majority of his time in coverage.
Bush, a 2012 sixth-round selection, has failed to make much of an impression since joining the team. He has some decent physical traits, but his chances of winning the job are all but dependent on him having a lights-out training camp.
Miles has to be considered a sleeper to win the job. Miles is still relatively raw, but he's a powerful hitter with the ability to make game-changing plays at any given moment. However, he can often make mistakes in coverage, and his straight-line speed isn't anything to brag about.
I think Miles will really impress in training camp, but Jarrett will come out on top. Jarrett is the most-refined player, and he serves as a good complement to Antonio Allen.