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New York Jets Prospects: CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste

Stanley Jean-Baptiste – CB – Nebraska Cornhuskers

-Height: 6’3″

-Weight: 218 lbs

-Senior

Strengths:

  • Tall for a cornerback, can match up with most wide receivers in the NFL
  • Physical with the wide receivers, can help stall a route within the first five yards
  • Has quick and fluid movements for a cornerback, can stop and turn to stop passes
  • Great hands; bats away balls from opposing quarterbacks

Weaknesses:

  • Has some problems tackling; “whiffs” often
  • Can get burned downfield by faster receivers
  • Is pretty inexperienced at the cornerback position; needs more experience to become a more dominant cornerback

Analysis:

The New York Jets are in need of a cornerback after losing Antonio Cromartie to free agency and Stanley Jean-Baptiste may be a great option, especially in the third round. The lengthy cornerback is a bit inexperienced – as he is an ex-wide receiver who became a cornerback in college. However, he has the tangibles to be a dominant defensive back in the NFL. Standing at 6’3”, Jean-Baptiste has long arms that can bat away balls with ease. He is quick on his feet and is physical with receivers, but lacks the acceleration to guard deep throws. If a Head Coach works with Jean-Baptiste, he may become a solid tackler and could potentially be a Brandon Browner-like defensive back in the NFL.

Projections: Third Round Pick

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