New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets finally addressed their cornerback need in the sixth round (197), but it was a roll of the dice. Michigan's Jeremy Clark tore his ACL in the fourth game of the season, so he's a bit of an unknown. He was playing well before the injury and he's 6-foot-3 with long arms – just the way Todd Bowles likes his corners. The question is, when can he be ready? The Jets blew it by waiting so long to add a corner.

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Michael Conforto is swinging for the fences today, and it sure is working. His eighth-inning home run gave the Mets a two-run lead against the Nationals on Saturday.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mets used a pair of Michael Conforto homers and a parade of relievers to win their second straight over the Nats in DC, 5-3. Bryce Harper fanned three times for the second straight day, only the second time in his career that's happened, and Daniel Murphy went hitless for just the second time in 24 games against his former team.

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Judge's power surge continues with 2-run shot (0:31)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

With their first pick in the sixth round, the Jets selected RB Elijah McGuire of Louisiana-Lafayette. They wanted come out of the draft with another back because depth is an issue beyond Bilal Powell and Matt Forte. He ran for 1,168 yards and seven touchdowns last season. He can catch a little bit and he has return ability. He had a foot injury that bears watching.

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Elijah McGuire posted 1,000-yard rushing totals in each of his last three seasons at UL-Lafayette, including a 1,127-yard campaign in 2016 that netted him second-team All-Sun Belt honors.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats cleanup hitter Ryan Zimmerman is on pace to win the Triple Crown. His 8th inning blast to deep left center - which landed squarely in the Seven Line Army and cut the Mets lead to 4-3 - gives him 11 bombs on the season, tied for most in the bigs. He also leads the majors in batting (.402), and RBI's (26).

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Brett Gardner is having one of the best offensive games of his career. The 33-year-old hit his second home run of the day against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets addressed their need for an edge rusher in the fifth round (181), picking Dylan Donahue from Division II West Georgia. He's 6-foot-3, 248 pounds, which makes him a tweener in the Jets' 3-4 scheme. Is he a defensive end or outside linebacker? He set a school record with 25.5 career sacks. He will turn 25 in August.

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After two years of junior college, Dylan Donahue dominated at West Georgia, setting the Gulf Coast Conference single-season sack record (13.5) in 2016. His 25.5 sacks in two seasons are also a school record.

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Derek Rivers drew all the headlines opposite him, but Avery Moss was productive in his own right at Youngstown State. The former basketball player had 59 tackles (17.5 for loss), 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in his final season.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Moss got the call from the Giants while at a hospital in Las Vegas where he was visiting his grandmother who recently suffered a stroke. He says she is getting better and was "excited" he was drafted.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants selected DE Avery Moss in the fifth round (167th overall). Moss has a checkered background and missed the 2014 season but is an athletic pass rusher.

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Leggett gives Jets size at TE

Jordan Leggett is an underrated receiver with enough speed to produce after the catch and make plays down the seam. He needs to get stronger and play with better technique, but he has the frame and length to develop into an effective inline blocker.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Some players to watch for the Giants in Round 5: LB Anthony Walker, G Damian Mama and Isaac Asiata, OT Will Holden and Roderick Johnson, CB Brian Allen and K Zane Gonzalez.

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First Team All-ACC selection Jordan Leggett flourished on the biggest stage at Clemson, with a combined 12 catches for 173 yards in two national title game appearances for the Tigers. He left Death Valley as the program's all-time leader in catches (112) and yards (1,598) by a tight end.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Finally … the Jets took a tight end in the fifth round (150), selecting Clemson's Jordan Leggett. This was a major need for the Jets, whose tight-end production the last two years ranked as the worst in the NFL. Leggett (6-foot-6, 255) is an ascending player who finished with 112 receptions, 1,598 yards and 18 touchdowns in his career. He needs to work on his blocking and there are some durability concerns.

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Chad Hansen was a one-year wonder at Cal, but that one year was awfully good. After catching just 19 balls in 2015, he snagged 92 for 1,249 yards and 11 scores in 2016.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets took Cal WR Chad Hansen with their fourth-round pick. So this means they've picked two receivers and two safeties, an odd combination. Hansen, an Idaho State transfer, posted big numbers last season – 92 catches, 1,249 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's a size/speed prospect – 6-foot-2, 4.53 in the 40. Most of his production came on vertical routes and bubble screens. Are the Jets sending a message to injured veteran Eric Decker?

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Giants add back who can contribute in passing game

Wayne Gallman is a versatile back who has good agility and pass-catching ability. The biggest knock on his game is that he lacks power, but he's a hard-nosed banger of a runner and could add good value for a team in need of a versatile athlete to share the workload.

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Wayne Gallman had more total yardage (1,740 to 1,285) as a sophomore than as a junior, but his touchdown total rose from 14 to 17 during Clemson's championship season.

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