Last season, Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson combined to rack up 17 total sacks and Darrelle Revis also registered a career-high 9 takeaways. ESPN's Bill Barnwell believes the Jets' defensive trio is among the best in the league, ranking them No. 5 overall.
"The Jets' big three isn't without question marks, but it's difficult to find a more impactful trio when all three are at their best," Barnwell said.
Wilkerson, who is recovering from a broken right fibula, earned his first Pro Bowl selection last season after racking up a career-high 12 sacks. His 28.5 sacks have paced the club since the beginning of 2013. Revis underwent offseason wrist surgery, but the star corner participated in individual drills this spring and expects to be ready to go for training camp.
"I've still got a lot of ways to go, especially over the summer, to get it 100 percent," Revis told reporters, "but I've just got to keep on stabbing it and working on it."
Richardson, who racked up five sacks and 19 QB hurries in just 11 contests last season, will miss the Jets' first game while serving a league suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, the trimmed-down Richardson will stay up front along the defensive line in 2016.