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2021 NFL Power Rankings: New York Jets

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the New York Jets rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 6 roundup for the Jets in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 29

Most improved player: CB Bryce Hall

How they've improved: The 2020 fifth-round pick, who slipped in the draft because of a significant ankle injury near the end of his final season at Virginia, leads the Jets with five passes defensed. In fact, only eight players in the NFL have more than Hall, according to NFL Next Gen Stats. Hall got his feet wet as a starter over the second half of last season, but he still was shaking off rust from the layoff. Now he is 100%, playing the role of CB1 and has a chance to be a long-term starter for the Jets. -- Rich Cimini

NFL.com -- Rank: 31

The Jets mysteriously lost their momentum somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean before landing in London, delivering a deeply lackluster performance in a 27-20 loss to the Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Robert Saleh hits the bye week with more holes to plug than fingers on his two hands: The defense is coming up empty in the game's most important moments, while rookie quarterback Zach Wilson is back to square one after another shaky showing. Saleh and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur need to find ways to get Wilson more comfortable, especially early in games. One idea: Make a point to get highly drafted young playmakers like Elijah Moore and Denzel Mims involved. It shouldn't be this hard.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 30

The offense just isn't good enough right now. They have to get more from Zack Wilson from the pocket.

USA Today -- Rank: 29

Surely playing second-year WR Denzel Mims, who's averaged 24.3 yards on his three catches, more extensively could help open up the league's lowest-scoring offense. Injured LT Mekhi Becton, Mims' 2020 draftmate, agrees.

The Athletic -- Rank: 30

Breakout player: The Jets traded up in the draft to get guard Alijah Vera-Tucker. He had a slow start to the season after missing most of the summer and all of the preseason with a pectoral injury, but the rookie is now starting to show his skill. The Jets are running the ball better behind him and he hasn't allowed a pass-rush pressure since Week 3 (or a sack since Week 1, according to Pro Football Focus).

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