Team Needs:

Interior Defensive Line

Overview

The Jets already have one of the best defensive lineman in the NFL with Quinnen Williams but they could really use some more depth on the interior. Overall, the Jets defensive line features a heavy rotation and that operates best if they can be at least 8-deep with effective contributors. The Jets brought back Solomon Thomas and added Quinton Jefferson after the losses of Sheldon Rankins and Nathan Shepherd. However, that still leaves them with much of the same interior depth concerns they had last season if not more considering how Thomas performed. The Jets could use an injection of talent and competitive youth among this group.

Current Staff

DL Coach: Aaron Whitecotton
Asst. DL Coach: Shaq Wilson

Offseason Additions

Quinton Jefferson

Current Roster

Prospects to Watch: IDL

  • Jalen Carter

    DT

    Georgia - #88
    Jalen Carter Headshot

    Position: DT

    Class: Junior

    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 314 lbs

    Scheme Fit
    Overview
    A game wrecking explosive force in the trenches, pairing Carter with Quinnen Williams is a dream scenario that could only happen on Madden.

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    Grade: Early 1st Round
    TRAITS

    Bulldozer

    Run Stuffer

    Pass Rush Artist

    Dancing Bear

    Quick Get-Off

    Accolades

    2022 1st Team All-American

    2022 1st Team All-SEC

  • Calijah Kancey

    DT

    Pittsburgh - #8
    Calijah Kancey Headshot

    Position: DT

    Class: Senior

    Height: 6'1"

    Weight: 281 lbs

    Overview
    Kancey might not even be 6 feet tall but he terrorized guards and centers this year. Every pass rush rep for him looks like the game is on the line. The Jets have a significant interior defensive line need, but more for a bigger bodied run stuffer in later rounds.

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    Grade: 1st Round
    TRAITS

    Dancing Bear

    Contact Balance

    Pass Rush Artist

    Accolades

    2022 1st-Team All-American

    2022 1st-Team All-ACC

  • Bryan Bresee

    DT

    Clemson - #11
    Siaki Ika Headshot

    Position: DT

    Class: Junior

    Height: 6'5"

    Weight: 305 lbs

    Overview
    It was an up and down year for Bresee who dealt with medical issues and family tragedy. His movement ability for a 300 pounder would be fun to watch alongside Quinnen Williams, but his range (20-35) is off for a Jets landing.

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    Grade: 2nd Round
    TRAITS

    Dancing Bear

  • Keeanu Benton

    DT

    Wisconsin - #95
    Keeanu Benton Headshot

    Position: DT

    Class: Senior

    Height: 6'4"

    Weight: 309 lbs

    Scheme Fit
    Overview
    Benton would fill a similar role to Ika but finished his college career (including Senior Bowl week) on a much stronger note. He doesn't carry the same mass, but is easily big enough to do the dirty work inside against guards and centers. He showed off a pass rush package that effectively utilized both a swim move and club/rip.

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    Grade: 2nd Round
    TRAITS

    Dancing Bear

    Bulldozer

  • Adetomiwa Adebawore

    IDL

    Northwestern - #99
    Adetomiwa Adebawore Headshot

    Position: IDL

    Class: Senior

    Height: 6'2"

    Weight: 280 lbs

    Scheme Fit
    Overview
    Adeboware is an intriguing option as a JFM clone in Robert Saleh's defense. He has rare athleticism and would fit in well with the Jets attacking scheme. If he's hanging around on day 2, I think the Jets could be quite interested.

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    Grade: 1st Round
    TRAITS

    Quick Get-Off

    Relentless Motor

    Bulldozer

  • Siaki Ika

    DT

    Baylor - #62
    Siaki Ika Headshot

    Position: DT

    Class: Senior

    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 335 lbs

    Overview
    By appearance (350+ pounds) and pleasantly surprising pass rush ability, Ika seems like a dream fit to insert at nose, shade nose and 3 tech for Robert Saleh. The issue is his down by down consistency dropped off this season and teams will need to tap into why.

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    Grade: 2nd Round
    TRAITS

    Bulldozer

    Dancing Bear

    Accolades

    1st Team All-Big-12

  • Kobie Turner

    IDL

    Wake Forest - #0
    Kobie Turner Headshot

    Position: IDL

    Class: Senior (RS)

    Height: 6'2 1/4"

    Weight: 288 lbs

    Overview
    One of the true underdog storylines of the draft, Kobie Turner keeps overachieving each step of the way. He was originally a walk on for Richmond, where he turned into an extremely productive starter. He transferred to Wake Forest for his final col...

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    Grade: 3rd round
    TRAITS

    Run Stuffer

    Relentless Motor

    Accolades

    2nd-Team All-ACC

  • Karl Brooks

    IDL

    Bowling Green - #11
    Karl Brooks Headshot

    Position: IDL

    Class: Senior (RS)

    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 303 lbs

    Scheme Fit
    Overview
    Karl Brooks showed plenty of promise at the Senior Bowl but after his Combine snub, there are still plenty of questions about how his game will translate at the next level. The Jets like versatile IDLs and Brooks certainly fills that role. Brooks is a bit of a dice roll, though.

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    Grade: 3rd Round
    TRAITS

    Dancing Bear

    Pass Rush Artist

    Accolades

    2022 1st Team All-MAC

  • Jaquelin Roy

    DT

    LSU - #99
    Jaquelin Roy Headshot

    Position: DT

    Class: Junior

    Height: 6'2 3/4"

    Weight: 305 lbs

    Overview
    A quietly effective interior defender that could be an intriguing development project for the Jets coaching staff.

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    Grade: 4th Round
    TRAITS

    Bulldozer

  • Gervon Dexter Sr.

    DT

    Florida - #9
    Gervon Dexter Sr. Headshot

    Position: DT

    Class: Junior

    Height: 6'6"

    Weight: 310 lbs

    Overview
    Gervon Dexter is a massive physical presence on the interior who had very mixed output in college. The past season, as a junior, Dexter had 2 sacks and 4 tackles for loss in 13 games. He wasn't the highest producer but he certainly popped at times ag...

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    Grade: 5th Round
    TRAITS

    Rare Size

    Bulldozer

  • Moro Ojomo

    DT

    Texas - #98
    Moro Ojomo Headshot

    Position: DT

    Class: Senior

    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 292 lbs

    Overview
    Moro Ojomo is a high floor interior force. He didn't have a ton of production in 2022 with 3 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss. However, he did have a 17% pass rush win rate according to PFF and he popped enough on tape to make many interested. His perf...

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    Grade: 3rd Round
    TRAITS

    Bulldozer

    Run Stuffer

    Relentless Motor

  • Cameron Young

    DT

    Mississippi State - #93
    Cameron Young Headshot

    Position: DT

    Class: Senior

    Height: 6"3 3/8"

    Weight: 304 lbs

    Overview
    Young was a 2 year starter at Mississippi State playing often as their lone DT in their 3-3-5 formation.

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    Grade: Round 3
    TRAITS

    Bulldozer

  • Jerrod Clark

    DT

    Coastal Carolina - #15
    Jerrod Clark Headshot

    Position: DT

    Class: Senior

    Height: 6"4

    Weight: 334 lbs

    Overview
    Clark switched from TE to NT and was a starter for Coastal the past two seasons.

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    Grade: Round 6
    TRAITS

    Run Stuffer