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Coffee with the Jets: Making the case for Malik Hooker

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Mar 5, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes free safety Malik Hooker speaks to the media during the 2017 combine at Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 5, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes free safety Malik Hooker speaks to the media during the 2017 combine at Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Enjoy your morning cup of coffee with the latest news and updates on the New York Jets. Could Gang Green really draft safety Malik Hooker with their No. 6 overall pick in this year’s draft?

It’s early Tuesday morning and the 2017 NFL Draft is officially less than a month away. The New York Jets need a lot of help in the grand scheme of things and are hoping they can have a solid draft class of young talent ready to make a name for themselves. Expectations should be low next season but the Jets should see some of their younger players hopefully develop into something worth talking about. Below you will find the latest news and updates from top sources on the internet.

In an article written by Stephen Smith for NFL Spin Zone, he makes the case for the Jets to consider selecting safety Malik Hooker out of Ohio State. It’s no secret the Jets need some serious help in their defensive secondary as Hooker is an instant starter ready to make a name for himself. This kind of draft pick makes a lot of sense for the Jets since their safety situation leaves much to the imagination. Calvin Pryor has regressed tremendously and Marcus Gilchrist isn’t consistent enough to be an every-down starter. Drafting Hooker would be a wise move by the Jets if he’s still available when they’re on the clock with the No. 6 overall pick.

In an article written by Kenneth Teape for Empire Writes Back, he wrote about the Jets holding a private workout with quarterback DeShone Kizer. It wouldn’t be out of the norm for the Jets to draft another quarterback but it wouldn’t make sense to use their No. 6 overall pick on someone like Kizer. He’s good but he’s not an elite quarterback that is ready to start come Week 1. Either way, the Jets are doing their due diligence in holding private workouts with players they might be interested in.

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In an article written by ESPN.com, they just dropped their post-free agency power rankings. Needless to say, the Jets are ranked No. 30 which is no surprise whatsoever. Once again, as it’s the common theme this year, the Jets are rebuilding. They had a lackluster offseason and are hoping to have a strong draft class to continue adding youth and speed to the franchise.

Finally, in an article written by Ethan Greenberg for the New York Jets, he breaks down the intangibles that quarterback Josh McCown brings to the team. From his leadership to veteran experience, McCown was a smart acquisition by the Jets to have someone there to help develop both Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. In the grand scheme of things, he’s exactly what they needed as a veteran insurance policy and again, someone to add a quality presence in the locker room.

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