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Another spot vacated by a veteran is along the defensive line, with Shaun Ellis now a member of the hated Patriots.
It’s rookie 6'4", 315 lb. Muhammad Wilkerson out of Temple who has been anointed the starter from day one by Rex Ryan.
Wilkerson was a dominant lineman in the MAC , recording 9.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss in his senior season. The Jets will need him to adjust to being a NFL DE quickly, as Ellis, their longest tenured player, still had dynamic moments at that spot (see Jets/Patriots Divisional Playoffs).