1) Sheldon Richardson, DE
Sheldon Richardson is an animal and the Jets best player. The former first rounder is only 24 years and is coming off a season in which he recorded 66 tackles, 8 sacks, and a forced fumble. Richardson made his first Pro Bowl this past season and in his rookie year won Defensive Rookie of the Year. I am expecting double-figure sack numbers this season.
2) Darrelle Revis, CB
Revis easily could of been one on this list, as he is still the best lock-down corner in the game at the age of 29. Last season in New England he had 2 picks, while receiving Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. The Jets are expecting Revis to shutdown the opposing teams best wide receiver every Sunday. The 6-time Pro Bowler was a great pickup by Mike Maccagnan.
3) Muhammad Wilkerson, DE
With the play of Sheldon Richardson the past two seasons, people forget how good Muhammad Wilkerson is. This past season he only played in 13 games, and recorded 5.5 sacks, 55 tackles, and a forced fumble. Wilkerson was an All-Pro the season before, and should return to that status with the improved Jets defense. It will be interesting to see how soon the Jets lock up the 25 year old.
4) Brandon Marshall, WR
Marshall's numbers from this past season won't blow you away (61 catches, 721 yards, 8 touchdowns), but those have to do with injuries and some turmoil in Chicago. The two previous seasons he had over 100 catches in each. The six-time Pro Bowler is till arguably a top-five receiver in football when healthy, and drastically improves the Jets offense.
5) Nick Mangold, C
Nick Mangold may be 31 years old, but he has shown no signs of slowing down. This past season he was elite, receiving Pro Bowl honors for the 6th time. Since joining the Jets through the 2006 draft, Mangold has been a consistent rock at the center position. Mangold is also a big-time leader in the locker room.
6) Eric Decker, WR
Many thought Decker would be terrible in New York, but he put up impressive numbers in year one. The receiver caught 74 balls, 5 touchdowns, and almost made it to 1,000 yards. These numbers were with a lingering hamstring injury and inconsistent quarterback play. Decker should only see his numbers improve with the addition of Brandon Marshall.
7) Antonio Cromartie, CB
Revis wasn't the only former Jets cornerback to rejoin the team in the offseason. Fresh off of a Pro Bowl season which included 3 interceptions with the Cardinals, Cromartie completed the Jets new cornerback unit. At 30 years old, Cromartie is still electric and one of the best play-makers in this league.
8) Damon Harrison, DT
After being an un-drafted free agent, Damon Harrison has become one of the best run-stuffing nose tackles in football. In 2014, "Snacks" recorded 55 tackles. Just like Sheldon Richardson and Mo Wilkerson, Harrison is still very young at 26 years old. The Jets tendered him as a restricted free agent this offseason, and I expect a long-term deal in the next year.
9) Nick Folk, K
Since 2010 Nick Folk has been a clutch, consistent kicker for the Jets. The best two years he has especially been great. In 2014, he was 32-39 with a couple of those misses being blocked. The team rewarded Folk last offseason with a nice long-term extension.
10) Chris Ivory, RB
In his two years with the Jets, Ivory has become a fan-favorite with his hard-nose running style. In 2014, he tallied 821 yards and 6 touchdowns. Ivory is entering the last year of his contract and some have questioned his fit in Chan's offense, however I would like to see him back. I am expecting the Jets to help him out by adding a speedy running back in the draft.