The New York Jets traded away their top cornerback, former All Pro Darrelle Revis, today, receiving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 13th overall pick in this week's NFL Draft as well a 4th round pick in next year's draft, that will likely elevate to a third rounder.
So, where does that leave the Miami Dolphins' AFC East rivals in terms of secondary players? Let's take a look.
In a year that saw the Dolphins add played like Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson, and even former Jets tight end Dustin Keller, the Jets are fairly empty in their pass coverage. Their top corner is still Antonio Cormartie, who filled in well as the number one guy last year when Revis was lost to a torn ACL.
Behind him, the Jets have Kyle Wilson, Darris Walls, Aaron Berry, Donnie Fletcher, Ellis Lankster, Eric Crocker, Cliff Harris, Isaiah Trufant, and Adams Royce. At safety, the Jets lost both of last year's starters, with LaRon Landry heading to the Indianapolis Colts and Yeremiah Bell signing with the Arizona Cardinals. The team added Dawan Landry to a group including Antonio Allen, Josh Bush, Jaiquawan Jarrett, and Bret Lockett.
Clearly, the Jets are going to have to use the draft to try to bolster a secondary that suddenly becomes much weaker, at least on paper, without Revis.
As a Dolphins fan, I really don't mind.