DT Jonathan Marshall: A second-year interior defensive lineman, Marshall has freakish athleticism. He spent last season on the bench with just a handful of reps. However, his skill set in this defense makes him a candidate to be a significant contributor.
LB’s Hamsah Nasirildeen and Jamien Sherwood: A pair of converted safeties, both linebackers had nightmare rookie seasons for different reasons. Nasirildeen was basically handed the starting job out of camp and found himself on the bench for the rest of the season by the middle of week two. Meanwhile, Sherwood suffered a season-ending injury just a couple of plays in to his first NFL start. Both will look to make an impression tonight and should see plenty of reps to do so.
S Will Parks: Parks played well in a couple of starts to close out the 2021 season and has had his name called several times throughout camp. If he can impress on the back end, the safety room could turn out to be much deeper than previously thought.
Perfectly timed play here by Jets safety Will Parks who reads the route and breaks on the ball to knock it loose for an incomplete pass. Parks impressed in just a handful of games last season. pic.twitter.com/c1MumW4Dlf
— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) May 16, 2022
S Jason Pinnock: Like Parks, Pinnock finished the season nicely after he was moved from cornerback to safety. If Pinnock can manage to develop in to a quality defender, it would only make the 2020 draft class look that much better.
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Good list. Also Davis.