Jets can wait in the draft to improve secondary

The Jets' secondary had an awful 2016 season, but PFF's big board shows how many options there will be to help in the draft, even if the Jets wait.

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Jets can wait in the draft to improve secondary


No team in the NFL had fewer players grade as “good” (80.0 or higher overall) by PFF in 2016 on their current projected roster than the New York Jets with just four players. Despite needing as many as four new players in the secondary, the Jets could wait to address this need in the draft because of the depth in the area.

  • The Jets ranked 30th in passing offense, 27th in run-blocking, 29th in pass coverage, and 31st in pass rush according to PFF. They have needs at every level of the roster.
  • Second-round target: Teez Tabor out of Florida. Quarterbacks had a 41.3 rating when throwing at Tabor in 2016, the eighth-lowest among draft-eligible cornerbacks.
  • Third-round target: Eddie Jackson from Alabama. Jackson can play both nickel corner and safety, he allowed just 0.22 yards per coverage snap last season, the fourth-best mark from draft-eligible safeties.
  • Third-round target: Colorado’s Tedric Thompson. He gave up just a 40 percent completion percentage with seven interceptions and seven passes defensed. QBs had a 21.3 rating when targeting him in 2016.

PFF Big board

  • a57se

    Do you guys even look at who is coaching a team??? Tabor is a zone CB and Bowles is a press man coach…WTF makes you think Tabor is a good fit for the Jets D???
    Stick to grading players and leave the analysis to people who actually bother looking into the teams to see what they actually run on Offense and Defense.

    • Phil

      “Has the size to play press man coverage and the movement skills to mirror receivers.
      Playmaking potential in multiple schemes, whether man or zone-heavy.
      Tabor has the size and skills to play press man coverage and the playmaking ability to excel in a zone-heavy scheme. He does everything you want to see a top cornerback do, from jumping routes to recovering downfield.”
      Reading can be hard

      • a57se

        You must be one of those guys who can’t think for himself.