Insider: Who could replace Revis?

September, 24, 2012
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The guys at Pro Football Focus are analyzing what comes next:

With Revis down Kyle Wilson moves from the nickel spot into a starting space on the edge. Wilson was drafted in the first round but has struggled playing the slot since. His coverage snaps per reception -- a metric that measures the number of completions he allows relative to the times he drops into coverage -- of 8.4 only ranks 31st among slot corners. Wilson regularly seems half a step behind the play, and can expect to be targeted frequently as a starter. When starting in Week 2 he surrendered catches every time he was thrown at.

Ellis Lankster will be the player to step up as the third corner. When the Jets go to their sub packages he will man the outside and Wilson will slide inside to cover the slot. Through two games this season Lankster has played 23 snaps in coverage, was thrown at five times and allowed three receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown.


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