Predicting The New York Jets’ 2014 Starters

Predicting The New York Jets' Starters Of 2014

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With the 2014 NFL Draft over, it's time to see just what kind of roster the New York Jets will have to open up the 2014 season. Take a look at predictions for every starting position on the Jets.

QB: Geno Smith

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QB: Geno Smith

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The Jets plan to have a competition this summer to determine their starting quarterback, and all signs point to Geno Smith winning. With Michael Vick as his backup, Smith will be developed throughout the season and be mentored towards greatness.

RB: Chris Johnson

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RB: Chris Johnson

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Running back Chris Johnson is in town and is hoping to return to glory with a new team and outlook. Expect to see Johnson have another 1,000-plus yard season and continue the Jets' tradition of being a ground-and-pound offense.

WR1: Jeremy Kerley

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WR1: Jeremy Kerley

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Jeremy Kerley will be the No. 1 wide receiver for the Jets as his speed, consistency and ability to make big plays after the catch will make him the premiere target for the Jets.

WR2: Eric Decker

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WR2: Eric Decker

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The biggest offseason acquisition for the Jets, wide receiver Eric Decker will be the No. 2 wide receiver due to his incredible skills in the slot position. Expect to see a ton of production out of Decker as he's looking to make an even bigger impact this time around on his new team.

TE: Jeff Cumberland

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TE: Jeff Cumberland

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Tight end Jeff Cumberland will be starting since he's a consistent kind of athlete and is very good at blocking for rushing plays. Expect to see him share time with rookie Jace Amaro, especially in dual-TE formations.

RT: Breno Giacomini

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RT: Breno Giacomini

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Another offseason pickup, right tackle Breno Giacomini will bring a ton of experience to the Jets' offensive line and stability. He's a Super Bowl champion and will be another big factor in protecting Geno Smith.

LT: D'Brickashaw Ferguson

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LT: D'Brickashaw Ferguson

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Left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson is another force to be reckoned with. He'll continue to dominate the battle in the trenches and is superb at creating gaps for rushing attempts.

RG: Willie Colon

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RG: Willie Colon

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Right guard Willie Colon continues his dominance on the Jets' offensive line and will continue to be a consistent starter. He's strong, intelligent and knows how to keep plays alive with his endurance.

LG: Brian Winters

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LG: Brian Winters

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Left guard Brian Winters continues to do well in solidifying the Jets' offensive line and will continue to be a starter due to his size and ability to hustle each and every play.

C: Nick Mangold

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C: Nick Mangold

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Center Nick Mangold has been playing for almost a decade now and will continue his legacy. He's always been an integral part on the Jets' offensive line and is one of the most colorful characters off the field.

NT: Damon Harrison

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NT: Damon Harrison

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On the Jets 3-4 defense, Damon Harrison will continue starting as nose tackle. He's quick, strong and knows how to chase down any quarterbacks coming his way.

LDE: Muhammad Wilkerson

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LDE: Muhammad Wilkerson

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Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson continues to give life to the Jets' defensive front as a member of the "Sons of Anarchy". He's a terrific run stopper and loves to get sacks. Expect to see him continue being a starter.

RDE: Sheldon Richardson

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RDE: Sheldon Richardson

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Defensive end Sheldon Richardson will hold down the right side of the defensive line. Known for knocking down passes, Richardson will keep starting and be on his way to a record-setting season.

LOLB: Quinton Coples

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LOLB: Quinton Coples

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Linebacker Quinton Coples has continued to be one of the main players at his position for the Jets. With his speed, good cover skills and a knack for creating fumbles, Coples will continue to be a starter.

ROLB: Calvin Pace

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ROLB: Calvin Pace

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Linebacker Calvin Pace loves to chase down quarterbacks when given blitzing assignments. He had 10 sacks last season along. He'll continue to start at right outside linebacker.

LILB: DeMario Davis

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LILB: DeMario Davis

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Linebacker DeMario Davis is a tackling machine and thrives in the Jets' 3-4 style of defense. He should definitely continue starting mostly as the left inside linebacker.

RILB: David Harris

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RILB: David Harris

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Linebacker Davis Harris has great instincts when it comes to deciphering running plays and passing plays. He brings over eight years experience to the position and will continue to thrive as a starter this season.

LCB: Dee Milliner

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LCB: Dee Milliner

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It's now time to see what cornerback Dee Milliner can accomplish in his sophomore season. Expect a solid season as he becomes the projected starting cornerback for the Jets. Milliner excels in man-to-man coverage and should be able to keep up with the best receivers thrown his way.

RCB: Dimitri Patterson

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RCB: Dimitri Patterson

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Cornerback Dimitri Patterson will be the veteran presence the Jets needed in their defensive secondary. He'll help steer Dee Milliner into the right direction, and they should form a formidable duo at the corners.

FS: Calvin Pryor

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FS: Calvin Pryor

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The first-round draft pick for the Jets, free safety Calvin Pryor will definitely be starting this season. He excels in zone coverage and loves to hit hard whenever receivers come his way. Expect to see him struggle a bit early on as he adjusts to life in the NFL, but once he gets in stride, he'll have a terrific season.

SS: Dawan Landry

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SS: Dawan Landry

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Strong safety Dawan Landry brings plenty of experience to his position as he's entering his ninth year in the NFL. He's one of the leaders in the Jets' secondary and will continue to solidify the middle of the field with his presence.

K: Nick Folk

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K: Nick Folk

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Nick Folk has been one of the most consistent kickers in Jets history. He also received a nice contract extension during the offseason, so he'll definitely be the Jets' starting kicker for the next few years. There is no competition for him this offseason, so it's completely his job.

P: Ryan Quigley

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P: Ryan Quigley

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Ryan Quigley has been a good punter so far in his tenure with the Jets. There is also no competition for him this offseason, so he'll be the Jets' starting punter by default.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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