Here’s a look at cornerback Jeremy Clark out of Michigan who could surprise many if he’s able to overcome injuries and prove his worth.
Have the New York Jets found a steal in the 2017 NFL Draft by selecting Jeremy Clark out of Michigan University? For the past few seasons, the Jets haven’t had a reliable cornerback besides future Pro Football Hall of Famer, Darrelle Revis and well, Clark has a long way to go to reach such expectations. Clark is a big corner he is coming in at 6’3″ and weighing in at 220lbs.
Clark is a big cornerback, coming in at 6’3″ and weighing 220lbs. Heading into training camp, the big question will be if he’s able to fully participate in training camp due to coming off an ACL injury. It will probably be a minimal year for him not knowing how the Jets will utilize him. Before he suffered the injury, Clark showed tremendous potential to be a shutdown cornerback.
Clark was one of the best cornerbacks in the BIG 10 conference. Each year, his production grew as consistency defined him. Drafting Clark was a huge risk but could be a success if they get the defender that made a name for himself in college.
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At Michigan, Clark totaled 50 tackles, three interceptions, and six passes defended. The Jets defense uses multiple coverage schemes which Clark is used to since it fits his playstyle. He is not afraid of going up against any big name receivers which is a great trait to have in the NFL.
It all comes down to his rehab process since he could easily be a diamond in the rough. Clark has the potential in being a quality player and since the Jets are rebuilding, could be solid depth down the road. It’s hard to tell what the Jets plan to do with him but once he’s ready to play, Clark should easily see time on the special teams unit.