Jets loaded DE room is even more loaded than you think

New York Jets Football Carl Lawson

When talking about the Jets’ impressive array of talented DEs, don’t forget this guy . . .

Since he’s arrived a week ago, this cat has shown a lot of juice as a pass rusher, in practice and against Carolina in the second preseason game.

Talking about XFL Defensive Player of the Year Pita Taumoepenu.

While his run defense could use a little work,  he’s an athletically twitchy edge-rusher who has given Jets offensive tackles fits in training camp. He had another QB pressure at Tuesday’s Jets practice.

With Carl Lawson, John Franklin-Myers, Jermaine Johnson, Will McDonald and Bryce Huff, it might be hard for the Jets to find a roster spot for Taumoepenu. Still, the 2017 sixth-round pick of San Francisco (where Robert Saleh was coaching at the time), clearly is a weapon as an edge-rusher.

GM Joe Douglas has done an impressive job of loading up the Jets roster with talented defensive ends, which could lead to some challenging decisions on the final cut-down.