The JetsFix 53-man roster relay: The third leg

Nobody stepped up to do the roster relay this week, so we had to come up with a creative solution. What we decided to do was to hijack Darryl Slater's latest roster projection from

We'll list out Slater's picks and how they differ from Brendan's picks in the second leg of our relay.


QUARTERBACKS (3): Josh McCown, Sam Darnold, Teddy Bridgewater
RUNNING BACKS (4): Bilal Powell, Isaiah Crowell, Eli McGuire, Trenton Cannon
TIGHT ENDS (4): Jordan Leggett, Chris Herndon, Eric Tomlinson, Neal Sterling
WIDE RECEIVERS (6): Andre Roberts, Terrelle Pryor, Quincy Enunwa, Jermaine Kearse, Chad Hansen, Tre McBride
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (9): Spencer Long, Brian Winters, Dakota Dozier, James Carpenter, Brent Qvale, Jonotthan Harrison, Brandon Shell, Kelvin Beachum, Travis Swanson

How it differs from leg two:

  • No change at QB or TE;
  • Slater includes McGuire, while Brendan was going to put him on IR-DFR;
  • As a result, he hasn't kept a fullback, whereas Brendan had Dimitri Flowers on his 53;
  • Slater is assuming Robby Anderson will be suspended (although he hasn't assumed Herndon will) and includes Roberts instead; and
  • Slater has Harrison in rather than Ben Braden.


DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (6): Xavier Cooper, Foley Fatukasi, Nathan Shepherd, Mike Pennel, Leonard Williams, Steve McLendon
LINEBACKERS (9): Kevin Minter, Avery Williamson, Frankie Luvu, Neville Hewitt, Brandon Copeland, Darron Lee, Josh Martin, Jordan Jenkins, Kevin Pierre-Louis
SAFETIES (3): Jamal Adams, Marcus Maye, Doug Middleton
CORNERBACKS (6): Parry Nickerson, Trumaine Johnson, Darryl Roberts, Morris Claiborne, Buster Skrine, Juston Burris

How it differs from leg two

  • Slater has Cooper in and Henry Anderson as a cut;
  • Slater is assuming Dylan Donahue will be suspended but has replaced him with KPL on his 53-man roster (although we know he is definitely suspended);
  • Slater only keeps three safeties, omitting Terrence Brooks who made Brendan's 53; and
  • There's no place for Derrick Jones in Slater's 53, but Burris and Roberts do make it.

Special Teams

KICKERS (1): Jason Myers
PUNTING (1): Lachlan Edwards
LONG SNAPPERS (1): Thomas Hennessy

How it differs from leg two

  • Slater has Myers in as his kicker rather than Taylor Bertolet; and
  • Otherwise there's no room for any changes.

So, that's where we are ahead of next week's anchor leg. Hopefully Darryl doesn't mind us using this projection here, but please click on the link to read his analysis and the rationale behind his picks.

Clearly there are still some spots up for grabs or moves to be made that will surprise someone.