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5-11, 4th in AFC East

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In his only season at cornerback in 2016, converted wide receiver Derrick Jones made three starts in nine games for Ole Miss, tying for second on the Rebels in passes defended (five) and second in interceptions (two).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' 2017 draft: 1. Jamal Adams, S, LSU 2. Marcus Maye, S, Florida 3. ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama 4. Chad Hansen, WR, Cal 5. Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson 5a. Dylan Donahue, OLB, West Georgia 6. Elijah McGuire, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette 6a. Jeremy Clark, CB, Michigan 6b. Derrick Jones, CB, Ole Miss

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The Jets closed out the draft by taking Ole Miss CB Derrick Jones in the sixth round (204). He has great size (6-foot-2), but he's a converted wide receiver – only one year of cornerback experience (three starts).

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Scouts were encouraged by Jeremy Clark's coverage skills before he missed the final eight games of 2016 with a torn ACL. He left Michigan with 49 tackles, seven pass breakups and three interceptions for his career.

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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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.

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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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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.

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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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Jets GM Mike Maccagnan must really like the quality in the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds. He traded down for the third time, sending their fourth rounder (125) to the Rams for a fourth rounder (141) and a sixth round pick (197). If you're keeping score at home, they have one pick in the fourth round, two in the fifth, three in the sixth and one in the seventh. This should help them rebuild the bottom of the roster, assuming he picks the right guys.

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Former Jet Richardson flubs team spelling (0:18)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

This will be a busy day for the Jets, who have six choices -- one in the fourth round (125), two in the fifth (150, 160), two in the sixth (191, 204) and one in the seventh (224). This is one of the best cornerback drafts in history, and they have yet to address that need -- a head scratcher. Some of the top players available: Iowa CB Desmond King, Michigan TE Jake Butt, Pitt QB Nathan Peterman, Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs and Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine.

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Breaking down the Jets' questionable strategy (1:03)
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Analyzing the Jets' unusual second day of the NFL draft -- another safety.

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Jets GM Mike Maccagnan declined to comment on reports that he's shopping S Calvin Pryor and DE Sheldon Richardson. He said "a lot of things come up in conversations." Drafting two safeties, Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, seemingly has made Pryor expendable. On Pryor, Maccagnan said, "I don't see any reason why we can't have Calvin on this team in terms of the salary cap." FS Marcus Gilchrist (knee) will begin training camp on PUP.

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Love this quote from Jets WR ArDarius Stewart , a third-round pick from Alabama. Asked what he will bring to the Jets, he said, "I'm bringing a load of, you know, awesomeness. That's all I can tell you." He went on to say he's "very physical. I'm bringing a lot of physicality to the game. I'm bringing that defensive mentality to the offensive side of the ball." Stewart said he compares his style to Hines Ward.

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The Jets traded their second pick in the third round (to the Bucs), ending their night. That sets up a big day on Saturday, as they have six choices: One in the fourth round (125), two in the fifth (150, 160), two in the sixth (191, 204) and one in the seventh (224). They wound up trading down twice on Day 2 -- a smart strategy. They need picks to plug holes.

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ArDarius Stewart led Alabama last season in receiving yards (864), yards per catch (16) and receiving TDs (8) – all of which should be welcome on a Jets offense that ranked 27th in the NFL in passing yards per game (216.6) in 2016.

Team Stats

Passing Yards216.627th
Rushing Yards112.612th
Points For16.830th
Points Against25.628th

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