The New York Jets in Round 4 of the 2017 NFL Draft have selected wide receiver Chad Hansen out of California.
After trading back in the 2017 NFL Draft with the Los Angeles Rams, the New York Jets acquired an additional draft pick to continue rebuilding their team the right way. For an offense that had major issues last season scoring touchdowns, it’s no surprise they would consider stacking up on another wide receiver to push the envelope.
In Round 4, the Jets used their No. 141 overall pick on wide receiver Chad Hansen out of California. He brings a good amount of speed and aggression to the position. In his collegiate career at California, Hansen totaled 1,498 receiving yards, 111 receptions, and 12 touchdowns.
With wide receiver Brandon Marshall bolting via free agency and Eric Decker coming back from two major injuries, the Jets needed to continue adding more talent to their receiving corps. Regardless who is under center at quarterback for the upcoming season, the Jets were in dire need of adding more offensive playmakers to the mix.
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Hansen does well when it comes to deep passes and whether it’s Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg throwing to him, they’ll need to add Hansen’s skill-set on offense. He can help add a deep passing threat on offense and keep those chains moving.
The only drawback that Hansen will need to be coached and developed upon is his ability to take what the defense gives him. He’ll sometimes have issues finding the right route to expose flaws in a defensive scheme and sometimes thinks too much instead of using his natural instincts to lead the way.
Either way, compared to what the Jets had to work with last season, Hansen is indeed going to be a quality addition to an offense that will utilize his ability on deep plays to maximize his potential.