Things are winding down in the NFL draft, although the Jets stil have some work to do. Later on in this round the Jets have a handful of compensatory picks to make, the ones that cannot betraded.
First, however, we have the 19th pick overall. And the Jets have kept it in Rex’s hometown, the defensive side of the football. The Jets have chosen a cornerback, Brandon Dixon, out out NwMS. He was a first team all conference player in 2013, recording an INT and 11 pass breakups.
At the combine, Dixon ran the 40 yard dash in 4.41 seconds. Here are the points from his NFL profile:
STRENGTHS Excellent size, musculature and body length. Nice balance and body control. Quick-footed to mirror off the line. Can flip his hips and run vertically. Good plant-and-drive quickness. Willing to step up and throw his weight around in run support. Has special-teams experience. Tough and durable. Competitive and motivated.
WEAKNESSES Has small hands. Lacks elite explosion and top-end speed. Ordinary leaping ability and ball skills to contend with taller high fliers. Faulty diagnostic skills — processes slowly and reacts more than he anticipates. Gets caught squatting and peeking. Inconsistent tackler. Poor football aptitude — requires extra reps to grasp complicated assignments.
A lesser-known prospect, but a prospect nonetheless. He Dixon will get his shot, especially if he can play on special teams. Good luck to him.