Is Lorenzo Mauldin Ready to Unseat Calvin Pace as New York Jets’ Starting OLB?

August 10, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The future. It waits for us at every turn, bearing unexpected surprises and answering unanswered questions. But where questions beget answers, answers sometimes beget new questions, and where the future will become the present, there will always be a new future awaiting.
The New York Jets thought they had their future sorted out when they selected outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin with their third-round pick in the 2015 NFL draft. It turns out they may, indeed, know the direction of that position for the future, but when that future will come about is what remains a mystery.
Veteran outside linebacker Calvin Pace has been a starting outside linebacker for the past eight seasons for the Jets. For now, it appears Mauldin won't be pushing him for that spot as a rookie. 
"That's way too early," head coach Todd Bowles said. "I mean, heck, Calvin's played it. Calvin knows it inside and out. Calvin's our starting outside linebacker." 
That comes as a s...

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