I think Mark Sanchez has this one in bag.. unfortunately unless he just bomb's in training camp, the Jets won't be willing to start Geno Smith right away.
Mark Sanchez has struggled,but so has Geno with deep ball accuracy..There isn't much to say about this battle. I think Mark win's simply because #7 is
Winner: Mark Sanchez
This one will be close..I don't think Mike Goodson will start because of his law troubles.. It will take a good minute to regain the organizations trust. Only way i see Goodson starting is if he just blow's the competition out of the water. Other than that he share's a nice amount of carries with the starter and is a solid back up.
On to McKnight.. this one is a wild card, he show's the dedication and love to be a New York Jet, and he is an elusive speed demon... problem is .. is where is the vision i don't think he has it in him to lead this team on the ground like he dreams of doing. But who know's ? He show's the dedication and it IS an open competition. Bilal Powell is another wild card... but is the exact opposite of Joe McKnight. Powell has nice vision but isn't a speed back like you would want. But he is a slight upgraded version of Shonn Greene. Now the last back we have is our newest addition to running back... Chris Ivory though he has had a sketchy injury past dating back to his rookie year he is still a solid back.. He has a balance of speed,vision and power.. Only concern is, is when we talk about his injury we remind ourselves he was a 4th string running back with few carries getting injured like that. But still gives us the best chance and is the best back we have in term's of balance.
Winner: Chris Ivory
This one is a more interesting battle than people seem to think.. our 7th round draft pick Tommy Bohanon and our re-signed Lex Hilliard will go at it hard in the trenchs to start. I think Bohanon will come away with this clean with this because he is way more versatile than Hilliard just from watching tape. Nothing much else to say Tommy B.. he is just more skilled.
Winner: Tommy Bohanon
This one is pretty obvious.. we just signed a nice seasoned Tight End in Kellen Winslow and if he can stay healthy and productive for at least 2 season's it would be great. We have a couple of other Tight End's including our Rugby TE who is impressive but we wouldn't have signed a seasoned tight end to play back up so.
Winner: Kellen Winslow
Not much of a competition here.. or explanation so here is just a quick projection of the depth chart going into the year
#1 - Santonio Holmes
#2 - Stephen Hill
#3 - Jeremy Kerley
#4 - Zach Rodger's
#5 - Thomas Mayo
I think this battle between Peterson and Winter's will go down to the wire and Stephen Peterson will be named the starter but Winter's will get a unusual amount of snap's to get him EXP under his belt.
Winner: Stephen Peterson
We already know Dawan Landry has a starting spot over at the Strong Safety position,but at this point Free Safety is really up for grab's...
We have former 6th and 7th round pick's from 2012 John Bush and Antonio Allen.. the best player out of the 2 is Josh Bush he show's more promise but i'm not sure if he show's promise to start, that's a different story. Then we have the hard hitting rookie from D2 Rontez Miles who has a compelling story but i think he will really have to blow mind's to win the starting job over ANY PLAYER who has a year or over under the complex Rex Ryan system.. in a win or lose season it cannot be affordable to have him out there unless he is just a absolute diamond. So i think John Bush get's this starting job.
SS - Dawan Landry
FS - John Bush
Well we already know Antonio Cromartie will be that #1 lock down Cornerback hank the lord he has matured and stepped up on and off the field.. But the real battle is between a 4th year in Kyle Wilson he has been a decent slot corner but as showed confusion on some play's.. some time's he show's how easily he can be man handled.. BUT then there some play's where he flashes nice talent and our first pick of the 2013 draft in Dee Milliner who fast physical corner back who can hawk you down in 0.2 seconds... but here's the problem 1.) he is a rookie(which some times doesn't matter) and 2.) He has had like 5 injuries to his arm.. So think it will come down to training camp if Dee Milliner can show he is perfectly fine and doesn't have a case of that deadly "Stephen Hill-itis" He could have a real chance to start across from Cro.. Another reason i can see Milliner starting over Wilson is just for the simple fact Dee is more physical and is bigger and is more fit for out side receivers. Wilson is a small guy and hasn't showed promise against bigger WR's.. even though it is known he has had his best offseason yet. I personally say they keep him at corner. Unless Milliner can't do it.
Winner - Dee Milliner
What are your projection's for the training camp battles that are soon to commence ?....