The defensive secondary of the New York Jets could be a major strength of the team this upcoming season. So far in training camp, cornerback Derrick Jones is impressing early on.
At this point in time, the defensive secondary of the New York Jets has the potential to be the biggest strength of the team. Led by top talent in cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson and Morris Claiborne plus up and coming stars in safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye, it’s shaping up nicely heading into the regular season.
With training camp in full swing for the Jets, cornerback Derrick Jones is already making a name for himself. The second-year player is looking sharp in positional drills and is making his case to not only make the final roster of the Jets but also be a key contributor in the future.
Ideally, the Jets are pretty stacked at cornerback but quality depth is crucial to have as the regular season progresses. If Jones continues to develop like he is, he could very well earn some starting reps in 2018.
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In an article written by Matt Stypulkoski of NJ.com, here is what he noticed about Jones during the latest training camp of the Jets:
Derrick Jones had a 7-on-7 interception against Josh McCown on Saturday and followed it up by picking off Teddy Bridgewater on Sunday. The second-year cornerback also had a near interception in team periods against McCown on Saturday. Needless to say, it’s been a great start to camp for the 23-year-old who appeared in just three games as a rookie last season.
Talk about making an impression, eh? Being as disruptive as Jones is in training camp against the first-team offense is a huge statement to make. If everything falls into place, Jones could enjoy an even bigger impact in his sophomore season with the Jets.
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It’s still early but the more his name is mentioned in training camp, the better his chances are to be used in a starting rotation on defense. Jones will likely see more playing time at this rate since he could be subbed in on specific defensive packages to give rest to the starters ahead of him. Either way, this is a great sight to see for a young defensive back trying to make his presence known early and often in training camp.