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Jets go defense again, select Florida's Maye in 2nd round

By PFF Analysis Team
Apr 28, 2017
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GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 03: Marcus Maye #20 of the Florida Gators in action during the game against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
  • The Jets selected Marcus Maye with their second-round pick in the NFL draft Friday.
  • Maye ranked second among 346 qualified FBS safeties by allowing just 31.6 percent of targets into his coverage to be caught.
  • He ranked second among SEC safeties this season with a 4.5 run-stop percentage.
  • Maye also ranked second among SEC safeties with a 7.0 run-stop percentage when he was lined up within eight yards of the line of scrimmage. Maye lined up within eight yards of the line of scrimmage on 57.7 percent of his run-defense snaps, he recorded nine stops and had no missed tackles.
  • Maye led all FBS safeties who played at least 300 defensive snaps in 2016 with a 49.0 tackle efficiency rating (the number of attempted tackles made per each missed tackle).

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