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.