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Surprising Roster Note: Both Jordan WIllis and John Franklin-Myers make team


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John Franklin-Myers  6'4" 288  Stephen F Austin  
Jordan Willis 6'4" 270 Kansas State (DE)  

Both are the same type of player, a big Edge/DE/OLB type of player 

Willis was a Bengals' 3rd round pick and Franklin-Myers was a Rams' 4th rounder.  Both big and athletic.  Willis is 25, Franklin-Myers is 23

I wonder why they kept both?  Maybe one will be gone when Jabari Zuniga is back to 100%?

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51 minutes ago, Sarge4Tide said:

 

John Franklin-Myers  6'4" 288  Stephen F Austin  
Jordan Willis 6'4" 270 Kansas State (DE)  

Both are the same type of player, a big Edge/DE/OLB type of player 

Willis was a Bengals' 3rd round pick and Franklin-Myers was a Rams' 4th rounder.  Both big and athletic.  Willis is 25, Franklin-Myers is 23

I wonder why they kept both?  Maybe one will be gone when Jabari Zuniga is back to 100%?

I love that John Franklin-Myers played at Stephen F Austin.  The middle initial/name powers are strong in this guy.

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54 minutes ago, jetstream23 said:

The DLine group has become one of the most interesting and remarkable stories with this franchise over the past decade.  

The only thing more consistent than our history of drafting bust DTs? How we've consistently been able to address the position with later picks and cheap-ish veterans. 

You'd think one would impact the other... but nooooo we, just keep doubling down. 

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1 hour ago, Beerfish said:

One thing that this coaching staff brings, especially  on defense is the thought that best players play and make it.  No gifted positions like in the bowles era and to some extent in the rex era.

GW rewards players who make plays in camp. See Kyle Phillips 2019.

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7 hours ago, Beerfish said:

Yup, totally zero chance phillips would have played under todd bowles.

Not only that but Phillips is now viewed as a 10 year staple kind of guy, and one of the leaders on the DL despite being one year removed from being an UDFA. The Phillips story is actually amazing but the writers would rather talk about Gase and Bell or Sam's game against NE. I look at our DL and I seriously wonder if we might trade Q. 

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Both of these guys deserved to make the team. There is lots of depth at DL and LB this year, which led to the Jets going heavy in those areas.

The Jets like Franklin-Myers' potential, while Willis is a great athlete who got significant time as a pass-rusher late in the year.

Better to keep good players rather than inferior players at another position, even if the roster does like slightly imbalanced as a result.

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13 hours ago, jetstream23 said:

The DLine group has become one of the most interesting and remarkable stories with this franchise over the past decade.  Countless first round picks, trading Leo, drafting yet another DT at #3 overall....and then watching mid-round, UDFA and other castoffs like JFM, Willis, Kyle Phillips and Nathan Shepherd earn spots. 

Our GMs spent years trying to re-invent The Sack Exchange.  Would be amazing if we could ever dust off that nickname (one of the great ones in NFL history) but instead it's left us with almost a decade of no playoffs.

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