Former New York Giants center Shaun O'Hara believes the Jets' front seven is the best in the NFL. Despite the loss of Damon "Snacks" Harrison, who signed with the crosstown rival Giants in the offseason, the Jets still have the necessary pieces to wreak havoc in the trenches.
O'Hara believes the unit is highlighted by fourth-year player Sheldon Richardson. "[He] is a stud, as he can play nose guard, 3 technique or anything else asked of him to do."
The former offensive lineman also praised Leonard Williams, the sixth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, saying he was able to grasp a difficult scheme while showing some flex. He finished the year with a combined 63 tackles accompanied by 3 sacks.
Last, but certainly not least, the Jets D-Line is anchored by New Jersey native Muhammad Wilkerson. Wilkerson finally made it to Hawaii earning his first Pro Bowl bid in 2015, but could not participate because of a broken leg suffered in Week 17. But that doesn't affect O'Hara's opinion.
"Muhammad Wilkerson is a nightmare if he's matched up against a tight end in pass rush, but he can also do a lot of other things well," he said. "The Jets' front seven is just as stout and physical against the run as it is ferocious in the pass rush."