The Jets have some offensive punch to go along with all of that defense.
Had Will McDonald played his college ball at Alabama or Georgia, we’d be discussing him in the same manner that we discussed Will Anderson, but he didn’t. He was an Iowa State Cyclones star. Some say he was drafted too high (15th overall by the New York Jets), but he’s going to be a star on an already impressive Jets defense.
McDonald possesses freakish athleticism. During 48 games that spanned five seasons at the NCAA level, the six-foot-four, 245-pound edge rusher racked up 125 total tackles. 40.5 of which resulted in a loss of yardage. Add that to a stat line that also includes 34 sacks, ten forced fumbles, and seven pass breakups.
Aaron Rodgers will bring more attention to the J-E-T-S this season, and it’s safe to assume he’ll help put more check marks in the win column. Don’t be shocked if the extra attention shines a spotlight on other members of New York’s roster and McDonald is in the discussion for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors at the season’s end. The Eagles get a look at him in Week 6 of the regular season.