We start the work week taking a look at a second round projection, from the defensive backfield, that the Jets have shown interest in. Spotlight on Harrison Smith, Safety, Notre Dame.
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He measures in at 6’2″, 213 pounds, and ran a 4.57 forty yard dash at the NFL Combine.
He recorded 7 INTs in 2010, although he didn’t record any in 2011.
Pros: He is just as effective a player against the run, as he does the pass. He is smart and athletic. He is a good size to cover a tight end in the NFL, which would serve the Jets well. He is also adept at reading the quarterback’s eyes and making plays.
Cons: In man to man coverage, sometimes his footwork is a bit inconsistent. He’s a little stiff in coverage, can be beaten by explosive receivers.
He is athletic, and he is a good tackler. He seems to have good instincts as well. He would be a good value for the Jets in the second round.