Heading into training camp with the New York Jets, veteran cornerback Buster Skrine will look to bounce back and have a strong season.
Mainly used in different packages on defense, cornerback Buster Skrine was a hit or miss throughout the season. Skrine would have two very productive weeks and then would struggle, making him inconsistent. He would make too many mental mistakes or just get embarrassed off the line of scrimmage.
The New York Jets will have a tough decision to keep Skrine on the roster and could possibly trade him or cut him depending on how does in training camp. He has struggled since he has been with the team but hopefully this upcoming season it will change.
Here is a look at Skrine’s player profile as he will enter his fourth season with the Jets.
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2017 SEASON REVIEW
Skrine started 15 games this past season for the Jets and had 56 total tackles and seven assisted tackles. He also had nine pass deflections while on defense.
2018 SEASON OUTLOOK
Skrine will likely be down on the depth chart and be utilized only in certain packages which is something he is not used to. He will look to improve this season and not make costly mistakes with penalties which was his main issue last year. Skrine will likely be utilized differently on special teams and defense if he starts off causing wreckless penalties.
If he does not show improvement in his footwork and coverage he may find himself on the bench. He was burned badly last season on many plays either in short yardage or deep ball passes. When he is focused and is paying attention to detail he can be a very good player but it all comes down to the little things that tend to hold him back.
TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION
Skrine will likely be kept on the roster by the Jets due to his potential and the depth he adds at the cornerback position. Skrine has plenty of skills but he needs to make strides in playing better consistently rather than playing sloppy. He will bring another presence as a veteran in a very young Jets locker room this upcoming season.